Pediatric Compounding

·      Medications are made for adults, when the companies design drugs they aren’t thinking about children – optimize dosing for their age and body weight

·      Can’t swallow pills – size of the tablets or capsules are too big for most children

·      Also the strength is often too strong for children

·      Taste –  add flavors, mask bitterness

·      Alternative dosage forms – make a tablet into a suspension