Most children dislike taking medicine. Being sick isn’t fun; trying to give kids medicine only seems to worsen things. But this does not have to be the case. You can do some things to help, even though medication is not guaranteed to be completely enjoyable.
Even if a medication is available in an easy-to-swallow chewable or liquid form, it may not taste pleasant, reducing a child’s willingness to take it. At times, a pill may be the only dosage form available in a general retail setting. While some pills can be crushed or chewed for easier administration, this is not true for all medications. Some pills are designed to be swallowed whole and may be dangerous if crushed or chewed, so never do so without consulting your doctor or pharmacist.
Pharmacists can create pediatric medications that can be taken in many different ways. Depending on your child’s medical needs, your pharmacist may be able to compound an easy-to-swallow liquid, topical cream, or ointment instead of a typical pill. Other pediatric compounding formulations that might be more kid-friendly include gummy bears, freezer pops, lollipops, and topical creams.
If you are looking to compound your child’s medication, contact SanoMed Pharmacy in Toronto. We offer free delivery with compounded prescriptions.