At PenCol Specialty Pharmacy, we work together with Pediatricians, families, and their children to customize pediatric medications and meet specific needs.
The pharmacists at PenCol Specialty Pharmacy understand that 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. This is quite understandable. 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.
Fortunately, PenCol Specialty Pharmacy can help. We can compound oral medications into pleasantly flavored suspensions, solutions, rapid dissolve tablets, 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 PenCol Specialty Pharmacy can help solve:
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Diaper Rash
- Fungal Infections
- Head Lice
- Molluscum Contagiosum
- Nausea & Vomiting
- Topical Anesthesia