Compounded Medications for the Sensitive Patient

By Jennifer O’Neill –

Compounded Medications for the Sensitive PatientChildren offer a unique challenge for every parent when it comes to getting their child to take a medication when they are sick. Many drugs taste terrible. Others are in tablets too large to swallow. Some aren’t even made for children. Pharmacists at Creative Scripts Compounding have the experience and know how to either re-formulate a drug or make the drug from pure chemicals so that the right dosage form, strength, and flavor make the medication palatable to your child.

Flavored Medications. Every child has a favorite flavor. Our compounding pharmacists can take a drug that is only commercially available in tablet form and re-formulate it into a liquid or even a gummy bear and make it with your child’s favorite flavor.

Alternative Dosage Forms and Strengths. Most medications that are developed were made for adults. Drugs for children are many times after thoughts. The strengths and size of the tablet are not acceptable to children and infants. Our compounding pharmacists can work with your pediatrician to ensure that your child gets the right medication for their needs.

Discontinued Drugs. Drug manufacturers often discontinue producing drugs for which there is a low demand. Our compounding pharmacists will duplicate these products when they are no longer available.

Compounds For Autism Patients
The pharmacists at Creative Scripts Compounding understand that parents often have difficulty getting their children to take their medications. These difficulties can be even more challenging when your child lives with autism. There are special challenges in providing medication to the autistic patient, including antibiotics, chelation agents, anti-fungal agents, and others.

As a parent of an autistic child, you learn to cope with and anticipate a variety of special behaviors, including those that concern eating and drinking. Whatever your child’s medications may be, it may take time and experimentation to find the form of medication that works best for you.

The autistic population, like any other, must deal with common food and medication allergies. So we custom formulate prescriptions that are free of common reactive ingredients like yeast, gluten, wheat, casein, dye or sugar.

Creative Scripts Compounding is here to help meet the needs of sensitive patients, specializing in pharmaceutical compounding to meet the needs of the autistic patient, both children and adults. We can provide medications in a variety of forms including: capsules, creams, suppositories, and suspensions.

Professional compounding is not just diluting existing medications, or mixing powders with bases. We must consider physical and chemical properties of each active and inactive ingredient in order to prepare an effective and safe customized medication with the desired taste, color, fragrance, viscosity, uniformity, texture, and stability. The efficacy of any compounded medication is influenced by the technique and equipment used in preparing the formulation, the purity and quality of the ingredients.

If you have any questions about special compounding needs, call 239-261-0050 to speak to a knowledgeable pharmacist. If you would like to visit us at the pharmacy, our address is 600 Goodlette Rd. N. #108 (in the Empire Plaza), Naples, FL 34102. You can also contact us at our e-mail address:

Creative Scripts Compounding Pharmacy
600 Goodlette-Frank Rd., N. #108
Naples, FL 34102

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