Children pose many challenges when it comes to medication: they may resist taking a medication, dislike the taste or texture, have difficulty swallowing solid dosage forms, and are fearful of injections. We work together with practitioners, children, and their families to customize medications and meet the specific needs of our little patients.
Most medications are not labelled for pediatric populations. When a drug is not approved for use in infants and children, it usually is not available in a suitable pediatric dosage form. Fortunately, we can help. We can compound oral medications into pleasantly flavoured suspensions, solutions, concentrates, lollipops, gummies or lozenges, in flavours that entice the child to take medicine. A palatable formulation is more likely to improve compliance and minimize spillage or waste during administration. Lollipops are an ideal alternative to "swish and swallow" medications that need to be kept in the mouth for longer times.
• Eye drops
• Nasal sprays