Pediatric Compounding

Children often face many challenges when it comes to taking medicine. Infants and toddlers are unable to swallow pills and tablets, while many commercially available medications do not come in pediatric doses. In some cases, the taste of the medication alone is so unpleasant that administering it becomes a struggle.

 

First Care Pharmacy provides solutions to all of these problems by compounding pediatric medications that taste pleasant and come in forms that can easily be administered to infants and children. Our pharmacist works closely with parents and practitioners to ensure that infants and children receive the best medication solution to fit their needs.

 

  • Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

  • Dermatology

  • Pain and Sports Medicine Compounding

  • Pediatric Compounding

  • Podiatry

  • Veterinary

  • Wound and Scar Care

 

Flavoring

 

First Care Pharmacy offer many flavors of medication, including cherry, grape, and bubble gum. Medications can be made into gummy bears, lollipops and lozenges.

Allergy-Free

 

Many infants and children are allergic to gluten, soy, dairy, and other allergens. First Care Pharmacy  individually prepares medications without allergens or dyes.

 

Medication dosages

 

Medications are often not available in pediatric doses. First Care Pharmacy compound pediatric medications with precise dosing based on weight.

 

Medication formats

 

Medications that are commercially available in a pill or tablet form may be converted into a liquid, topical cream or gel, or lozenge. This is especially important for infants and toddlers who are unable to swallow pills or tablets and require an alternative form of medication.

 

Commercially unavailable drugs

 

First Care Pharmacy makes medications that are not commercially available, either because the medication is discontinued or back-ordered.

 

Children depend on compounded medications for the following issues:

 

  • Food and dye allergies

  • Autism

  • Mitochondrial disease

  • Nausea/vomiting

  • GI bacterial infections

  • Ulcerative colitis

  • GERD

  • Head lice

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