Pediatric Compounding

Medications are made for adults, when the companies design drugs, they aren’t thinking about children

  • The strength is often too high for children – compounding can optimize dosing for their age and body weight

  • Many children can’t swallow pills – the size of the tablets or capsules are too big for most children

  • Alternative dosage forms – make a tablet into a suspension, for example

  • Taste – compounding makes it possible to add flavors and mask bitterness