It’s no secret that most kids don’t like taking medicine. There’s nothing fun about being sick, and taking medicine takes time to alleviate things. But it doesn’t have to be that way, there are some ways to help.

Children are especially suited for custom compounded prescriptions. Compounding can benefit young patients in a variety of ways.

Many children refuse medication because of its texture or color, or simply because they know it is medicine. The child who refuses to take his or her medicine because of the taste is a prime candidate for compounded medication. Many medications can be transformed into colorful, pleasantly flavored dosage forms, which are dispensed in childproof packaging. Dozens of enticing flavors are available to compounding pharmacists, who can enhance the taste and color of a medication without changing the medication’s effectiveness.

Many children have a very difficult time swallowing capsules or tablets, especially if they have to take more than one medication during the day. To solve this problem, your pediatrician and compounding pharmacist can develop and prepare medications in alternate dosage forms your child won’t mind taking.