Pediatricians, parents and pharmacists often have to think outside the box when it comes to medications for pediatrics. Medications may not always come in the appropriate strength or a convenient dosage form for children. Compounding pharmacies can make medications in the correct dose for younger patients.
Getting kids to take their medication can be complicated as well. However, the Compounding Lab at Gateway Pharmacy can make it easier on both the parent and the child by compounding medicines into different dosage forms including: suspensions, solutions, lollipops, popsicles, capsules, nasal sprays, or suppositories. With over 40 different flavors to choose from, we are sure there is something that your little one will like.
Compounding can often play a very important role in pediatric medicine including treatments for diaper rash, fever and pain with vomiting, flu treatments, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), eczema and psoriasis, hyperhidrosis, body odor, nausea, and vomiting. Travel medications can also be compounded into the appropriate dose for pediatric patients that are leaving the country and need prophylactic or treatment medications.
Common Pediatric Products
- Flavored oral suspensions and solutions
- Diaper rash creams
- Topical creams for eczema and psoriasis
- Topical gels for hyperhidrosis and body odor
- Suppositories for nausea and vomiting
- Oral flu treatments
- Prophylactic medication for traveling