At ACRx Specialty Pharmacy, we are dedicated to the field of pediatrics and work with with practitioners, children, and their families to customize medications and meet specific needs.

We understand that each patient has different needs, so every one of our medical solutions are specific and tailored according to individual needs. Our pharmacy solutions are created in conjunction with primary care providers.

Children pose many significant challenges when it comes to administering medication. Many may refuse to take medication due to their dislike of the taste or texture. Children may also have difficulty swallowing solid dosage forms. Others are extremely scared of injections and would not cooperate.

Because the pediatric market is a small and limited one in the drug industry, development and investment of drugs for children specifically are lacking, which means choices are sometimes limited for parents to choose from. Since most medications are not labeled for pediatric use, suitable pediatric dosage forms are not typically available. This is because when a medication is not approved for use in infants and children, the medication is then not developed or available for kids.

This is where ACRx Specialty Pharmacy comes in to help. As a compounding and pediatrics pharmacy, we are able to compound oral medications into pleasantly flavored suspensions, solutions, concentrates, freezer-pops, or lozenges, in colors that make it very easy for children to take the medication.

By using a creative formation that makes the medication look enticing and tasty, there is greater overall compliance with children, which also minimizes spillage or waste during consumption and administration.

One of the most popular formats of compounding are lollipops. This is an ideal alternative to “swish and swallow” medications that need to be retained in the mouth for a designated period of time.

Most drugs can also be compounded into trans-dermal gels that can easily be applied topically to a child’s wrist for easy absorption via the skin.

Typical compounded forms of medication for children include:

  1. Lansoprazole, omeprazole, or pantoprazole suspensions at various strengths
  2. Ranitidine or famotidine suspensions without the harsh peppermint flavor
  3. Fluoxetine, sertraline, and other SSRI suspensions or transdermal gels
  4. Ibuprofen suppositories at pediatric doses
  5. Diaper rash ointments and creams
  6. Sunscreens without harsh chemicals

Flavor options include:

  1. Bubble Gum
  2. Tutti-Fruiti
  3. Strawberry
  4. Grape
  5. Tangerine
  6. Rasberry
  7. Chocolate
  8. And much more

Please speak to one of our pharmacists to ask us about dye free, flavor free, sugar free, preservative free, and/or gluten free options for your child’s medication.