Pediatric Medicine Compounding
Getting children to take their medications is often challenging for parents and medical professionals. Therefore, pediatric compounding has a vital role to play in helping improve compliance. At American Integrative Pharmacy, we embrace pediatric compounding as the most satisfying and rewarding area of our expertise. Our dedicated pharmacists have a variety of creative compounding solutions to make administration easier for child patients and to increase compliance.
AIP’s Pediatric Compounding Dosage Forms
We know from experience that commercially available dosage forms can have various limitations when it comes to pediatric patients. Swallowing pills and capsules is usually difficult for the little ones, and commercially available medications are often unpleasant in taste or smell. Our pediatric compounding pharmacists at American Integrative Pharmacy can provide safe and effective dosage alternatives, such as:
- Rapid-dissolving tablets
- Transdermal gels
- Lollipops and candies
- Effervescent drinks
- Dye-free, soy-free, casein-free, gluten-free, sugar-free medications
Pediatric Conditions Treated with AIP’s Compounding Medications
Our pediatric compounding pharmacists can work closely with the child’s pediatrician to prepare custom formulations for conditions, such as:
- Pain and physical discomfort
- Tonsilitis or sore throat
- Respiratory disorder
- Nausea and vomiting
- Digestive issues and constipation
- Oral thrush
- Head lice
- Skin infections
- Nail fungus
- Diaper rashes
- Fever blisters and cold sores
How AIP’s Pediatric Compounding Medications can Help?
Nausea and vomiting are a common occurrence among children in different age groups. At American Integrative Pharmacy, we can provide pediatric compounding dosage forms, such as transdermal gels to address this condition. We know that no child wants to take a suppository, and commercial medications may not offer an alternative. For example, we can incorporate promethazine into a topical preparation for easy transdermal delivery and quick absorption to treat nausea symptoms.
Sore throat, which is often accompanied by a viral infection, streptococcus infection or tonsillitis, is another common condition among children. Our experienced pharmacists at AIP can prepare tetracycline lollipops in multiple sizes to suit the child’s age. We can compound the medication in various strengths depending on the patient’s condition. We carry a wide range of flavors to turn all types of salty, sour or bitter tasting medications into a palatable form that children love.
Many infants get diaper rashes, and over the counter medications may not successfully relieve the symptoms. Our experienced compounders can offer solutions such as cholestyramine gel or ointment for persistent diaper rashes that may or may not be accompanied by diarrhea. All of our preparations are customized exactly according to the pediatrician’s specifications to match with the unique requirements of the child.
American Integrative Pharmacy is also equipped to provide compounded formulations for pediatric dental patients. We have the expertise to offer topical anesthetics that pediatricians may require in a hospital or office setting. We know from experience that pediatric patients have specific therapeutic needs in most cases, and our innovative compounding formulations and specialized flavoring and dosing capabilities can meet these needs most effectively.