Pediatric Compounding

We work together with pediatricians, families, and their children to customize pediatric medications and meet specific needs.

Children pose many challenges when it comes to medication: they may resist having to take a medication, dislike the taste or texture, have difficulty swallowing solid dosage forms, or are fearful of injections. Most medications are not labeled for pediatric populations, and when a medication is not approved for use in infants and children, it usually is not available in a suitable pediatric dosage form.

"Drugs don't work if people don't take them."
C. Everett Koop, M.D., former U.S. Surgeon General

Fortunately, Doug's Compounding Pharmacy is able to help. We can compound oral medications into pleasantly flavored suspensions, solutions, lollipops, freezer pops, "gummy bears" or lozenges, in colors that entice the child to take the medication. Some drugs can be compounded into transdermal gels that can easily be applied to an appropriate site, such as the child's wrist, for absorption through the skin.

These alternative palatable formulations are more likely to improve a child's medication therapy compliance and minimize spillage or waste during administration. Greater medication compliance leads to improved medical outcomes.

Other pediatric challenges Doug's Compounding Pharmacy can help solve:

  • Acne
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism
  • Diaper Rash
  • Fungal Infections
  • Head Lice
  • Scabies
  • Molluscum Contagiosum
  • Nausea & Vomiting
  • Topical Anesthesia

Professional compounding is not just diluting existing medications, or mixing powders with bases. Doug's Compounding Pharmacy must consider physical and chemical properties of each active and inactive ingredient in order to prepare an effective and safe customized medication with the desired taste, color, fragrance, viscosity, uniformity, texture, and stability. The efficiency of any compounded medication is influenced by the technique and equipment used in preparing the formulation, the purity and quality of the ingredients, choice of vehicle (base), and proper use of additives such as penetration enhancers.

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