Many medications are not available in children-friendly dosage forms. Medications that are commercially available in specific dosage forms and strengths may not be suitable for a child leaving little or no options.
Pediatric compounds prepared by Dakota PrecisionRx Labs in collaboration with your prescriber is a great option helping children get the medications they need in an alternative dosage form. Children vary in size and weight and may have an intolerance to some ingredients in manufactured drugs. Compounding includes flavored suspensions and syrups (liquids), topical (transdermal) creams and gels, suppositories and lollipops are examples.
Obviously flavoring preparations is a large part of pediatric compounding. However, not all flavors can be used as the pH (acidity or alkalinity) of the flavors can be detrimental to the potency of the prescribed medication. It is very important that our compounding staff understands the science of flavoring compounds to assure a positive outcome for a child. Having achieved Accreditation from PCAB (Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board) means our pharmacy and staff ranks among the best compounding pharmacies in the country.