Getting a child to take a medication can be difficult. Many medications are not available in child-friendly dosage forms. The most common factors that influence medication compliance among children are taste and appearance.
Compounding pharmacies are able to provide clinicians and parents with a variety of options of medication dosage forms for their pediatric patients. Common preparations are seen in liquid and topical forms. Freezer pops, gummy chews, and lollipops can be made containing different medicines depending on patient need. These medications can also be flavored according to patient preference. Examples include omeprazole suspension for reflux which is commonly seen in infants and topical diaper rash formulations using cholestyramine.