Pediatric Compounding & Flavored Medicines

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There are a variety of reasons why compounded medications are needed for children.

Commercially available medicines may not be in the proper dosage or dosage strength. Many medications are only available in pill form.

Compounding pharmacies use the active ingredient prescribed by the doctor to compound a suspension or a solution which is more suitable for children.

As an example, for children with allergies, we can make medications free of allergens and synthetic dyes (which are found in many commercially available medicines).

Options and Treatments

Here at Community Compounding Pharmacy we stock a variety of popular flavors to make your child's medicine go down easier. To help with the taste of medicine here's some of our most popular flavors:

  • lemon

  • peppermint

  • raspberry

  • bubble gum

  • grape (also colorless grape)

  • marshmallow

  • cinnamon

  • creme de menthe

  • vanilla

  • licorice

Since very young and preadolescent children (and even some teens) have difficulty swallowing tablets or pills (regardless of the time of day or night) a prescribed pediatric medication in liquid form might be better.

Some children have allergies and varying drug tolerances, so we also offer sugar-free, soy-free, casein-free, dye-free (present in most commercial versions), preservative-free, even gluten-free dispensing options.

A Message for Prescribers and Clinic Staff

Our team of pharmacists is available to talk with you about pediatric formulations for your patients.

Call us today at (503) 303-7373 for immediate answers or to schedule a phone consultation or in-clinic visit.

Or send us patient prescriptions via fax at (503) 344-4996.

We're ready to help.