There is nothing good about being ill or injured but taking medicine is necessary to recover. Due to the nasty taste of medications, many kids refuse to take them. In such circumstances, parents find it really difficult to meet the healthcare needs of their children and aren’t aware of alternatives to unpleasant doses.
When giving medicines to your child becomes a battle, compounding medications could be a wise decision to meet your individual needs. Pharmacists prepare formulas for illness while keeping the sensitivities and specific needs of patients in mind.
Why Kids Can’t Resist Taking Medicines?
The weakness and crankiness during the illness can worsen the condition for both infants as well as young ones. Some parents go for alternative doses like ice pops which can help for short-term while some may shout over their kids’ refusals to swallow medicines. Most of the kids don’t have the strength to battle against the bad taste and texture of commercially available drugs.
Crushing chewable medicines and turning them into a powder form doesn’t always help. Children often spit out the liquid medicines that burn their throat. There are many flavoured over-the-counter liquids available but it doesn’t cut the menthol taste of medicines entirely. Moreover, some patients are sensitive to gluten, lactose, dye and preservatives.
How to Give Medicines to Your Child?
Never force medicine in your child’s mouth otherwise he/she will vomit or choke. Always give them medicines when they are sitting properly in a comfortable spot and aren’t lying down. Use a plastic syringe provided by a paediatrician, use it safely beyond the teeth and gum edge, and push the plunger. Some kids hold the syringe themselves whereas some needs a second hand.
Don’t punish your child when he/she refuses to take medicines as it will reinforce that medicine is negative. Tell your little one that medications will help to heal and pair it with good things to simplify the process.
How Custom Paediatric Medicines and Formulas Can Be Helpful?
With the compounding method, you no longer have to hide medicines into drinks or food. Parents can opt for plenty of flavours and colourings to make medications look appealing and taste better. Pharmacists combine the pleasant batch of ingredients that children are more likely to take easily.
As the number of dietary needs is growing day-by-day, ingredients like soy, wheat, or sugar are harder to digest. Compounding medications are prepared without these ingredients and others that may upset your kids’ stomach. If your kid has trouble swallowing and chewing, you can get medicines in suitable dosage forms like liquids, pills, suppositories, etc.
At Caringbah Compounding Pharmacy, we closely work with your medical practitioner and provide your child with tailored medications that are comfortable to chew and swallow. So don’t hesitate to contact us to clear your queries and meet the unique needs of your child.