Ask George - Paediatric Medication

Children's Medications

Do you want a better way to give your child medicine?

It’s no secret that most kids don’t like taking medicine. There’s nothing fun about being sick, and taking medicine just seems to make it worse. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Whilst there’s no guarantee that taking medicine ever will become a pleasurable experience, there are some ways to help.

One of the best ways involves pharmacy compounding, the art and science of preparing customised medications for patients. From flavouring medications to make them taste better, to individualised strengths and dosage forms, a compounding pharmacist can help make medication time easier and less stressful for your little ones – and you!!

Many children refuse medication because of its texture or colour, or simply because they know that its medicine. So how can we help?

Flavoured Medicine

Many medications can be transformed into colourful, pleasant flavoured dosage forms, which are dispensed in child proof packaging. There are dozens of various enticing flavours available which can be used to enhance the taste and colour of medication without changing the medication’s actual effectiveness.

Unique Dosage Forms

Many children have a very difficult time swallowing capsules or tablets especially if they have to take more than one per day. To solve this, we can prepare their medication in other dosage forms such as liquids, gummy treats, topical gels and pastes, suppositories, or even effervescent drinks. These can be administered using specific dummies or bottle for infants and can be made in a range of flavours.

Strength and Ingredient Variation

Children differ in size and individual needs. Some have allergies, drug tolerances, requiring medications which are sugar free, gluten free or colour free. Our compounding pharmacy can help with all these issues.

Ask George today how he can help simply life for you and your child!

Written by George Salib

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