Children are especially suited for custom compounded prescriptions. For various reasons, commercially manufactured drug forms sometimes may not meet the needs of every child.

Compounding can benefit young patients in a variety of ways:

  • Adding a flavoring to a liquid suspension.
  • Using an alternate dosage form.
  • Changing the strength of the medication.
  • Removing certain chemicals that the child is allergic to.

Working closely with a compounding pharmacist, your child’s pediatrician can prescribe medications for:

  • GERD (i.e., acid reflux)
  • Pain relief (i.e., dental)
  • Respiratory disorders
  • Oral thrush
  • Diabetes
  • Head lice
  • Diaper rash
  • Skin disorders
  • Cold sores/fever blisters
  • And much more!