For children, commercial dosage forms can be limiting. Most commercially
available medications were developed with the intention of being used
by adults and therefore can be unpleasant, ill-tasting, or difficult
to take. In such situations, compounding can provide appropriate dosage
alternatives, which may include the following:

  • Transdermal preparations
  • Rapid-dissolve tablets
  • Suspensions
  • Solutions
  • Lollipops
  • Gummies
  • Suppositories

The comforting alternative. One of the most widely used pediatric dosage
alternatives is transdermal gel for nausea and vomiting. No child likes
to use a suppository, and compounding provides options where commercial
medicine leaves a gap. For example, promethazine is a frequently used
medication for symptoms of nausea and vomiting. It can easily be incorporated
into a topical preparation, which is rubbed into the wrists or other
thin-skinned areas, eliminating the unpleasant experience of a rectal
suppository.

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 ways Eastern States Compounding helps children:

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