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Pediatrics

For over 25 years, Total Health Pharmacy has collaborated with the best pediatricians and practitioners in the city to help children with various issues achieve the best therapeutic outcomes with their medications. Whether you have an autistic child allergic to red dyes , a child with ADHD that cannot swallow a pill, or even a little one that needs a medication flavoured, our expert compounding pharmacist can find a solution to your medication problem.

The focus of pharmacy compounding is the promotion of health and wellbeing through personalized care. Not all medications are appropriate for every person, even within the same age group. Each of us respond best to precise forms and dosages of medication, prepared to meet our exact needs. With compounding, your job of administering medication can become easier and more pleasant for both you and your child.

The compounding of medications is especially beneficial for children’s prescriptions. There are various factors at play, sometimes making mass-produced medications ineffective at meeting the needs of a child.

Compounded medications meet a wide range of needs, and can be prescribed to treat a variety of conditions, such as:
  • Reflux disorders
  • Diaper rash
  • Autism
  • ADHD
  • Cold sores and fever blisters
  • Skin disorders
  • Head lice
  • Juvenile diabetes
  • Oral thrush
  • Respiratory disorders
  • And more!

Medicine flavoring

Children are very intuitive about medications. They seem to know when they are faced with consuming something disguised as a treat, often due to color and texture. When taste is the primary problem keeping a child from complying with the prescribed therapy, compounding may be able to resolve the problem.

A compounding pharmacist transforms medications into tasty dosage forms that are far more pleasant. Our pharmacists can prepare medications in a wide range of flavors, enhancing the taste without impacting the effectiveness of the medication. Compounded prescriptions are dispensed in childproof packaging.

Dosing for the individual

Most dosage forms of commercially available medications are made to suit adults such as capsules and tablets. Children may not be able to swallow tablets or capsules, and may find this form of dosing difficult if they are taking more than one medication each day. A solution to this problem can be found when the physician and pharmacist work together to develop alternate dosage forms designed around the specific needs of the child. Dosage forms children tend to find pleasant include:
  • Lollipops
  • Flavoured suspensions and solutions
  • Gummy treats
  • Ointments
  • Topical creams or gels
Even infants can benefit from compounded medications in precise dosage forms. A compounding pharmacist may prepare flavored medication delivered via a pacifier.

Variations in ingredients and strength

Children are not all the same, most are quite different from one another. Medications tailored to the body can address things like dosing needs and allergies. Compounded medications can be made to contain no dyes, soy, casein, gluten, sugar, or other ingredients not suited to the patient.

Pediatric care should be as unique as your child. Contact your physician or pharmacist to discuss customized compounded medications. Our Newmarket compounding pharmacy can be reached at 905-898-5210 or Toll Free at 905-898-5210.

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