The Apothecary Shoppe
St Johns 918-742-1111
Broken Arrow 918-449-9988
South Tulsa 918-665-2003

Kompounds for Kids

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The Apothecary Shoppe is proud to be a sponsor of Keith’s Ice Cold Lemonade Stand at their two locations in South Tulsa and Broken Arrow this summer. Every Wednesday from June 16 through August 20, they will be giving out free lemonade from 10am-2pm with a donation.  All proceeds will benefit the Little Light House, a local non-profit that helps special needs children.

To learn more about Keith’s story, you can visit his website:

http://keithsicecoldlemonade.com

You can also Follow Keith’s Ice Cold Lemonade Stand on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/Keithsicecoldlemonadesale

Pediatric compounding is very helpful to parents who are trying to give their child medication. Many times children are resistant to the taste, consistency, color, or even the dosage form of the medication that has been prescribed by the doctor. The Apothecary Shoppe’s compounding pharmacists are experts on different methods on getting precious children to take their medication. The pharmacists will work together with the parents and the pediatrician to ensure that the child gets their full dose of medication every time. Here are a few ways how we can customize a child’s medication:

  • Prepare the drug in a different dosage form- The Apothecary Shoppe can make medications into a topical cream, a liquid, a dissolvable tablet, or many other forms.
  • Flavor the medication- This helps make the medication more appealing and palatable for children.
  • Eliminate anything that the child may be allergic to- If a child is allergic to gluten, dye, or casein, The Apothecary Shoppe can compound the drug without these items as well as many others.
  • Individual Dosing- Depending on a child’s weight and age, The Apothecary Shoppe can prepare the medication to be the optimal dose for a specific child.

The Apothecary Shoppe can do many more customized medications for children so please read on to see how we can help you and your child. Please read on for more information on how The Apothecary Shoppe can help you and your child.

We work together with practitioners, children, and their families to customize medications and meet specific needs.

Children pose many challenges when it comes to medication: they may resist having to take a medication, dislike the taste or texture, have difficulty swallowing solid dosage forms, and are fearful of injections. The limited pediatric market for most drugs may be the leading reason for the lack of investment in drug development for this population by the pharmaceutical industry.

Most medications are not labeled for pediatric populations, and when a medication is not approved for use in infants and children, it usually is not available in a suitable pediatric dosage form. Fortunately, our compounding pharmacy is able to help. We can compound oral medications into pleasantly flavored suspensions, solutions, concentrates, freezerpops, “gummy bears” or lozenges, in colors that entice the child to take the medication.

A palatable formulation is more likely to improve compliance and minimize spillage or waste during administration. Lollipops are an ideal alternative to “swish and swallow” medications that need to be retained in the mouth for a prolonged period of time. Most drugs can be compounded into transdermal gels that can easily be applied to an appropriate site, such as the child’s wrist, for absorption through the skin. 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, choice of vehicle (base), and proper use of additives such as penetration enhancers.