As you know most of the manufactured prescription medications don’t taste well. Take for example a child who can’t stand the taste of a cough syrup or an elderly patient who absolutely refuses to take an antibiotic, taking medicine rarely is a pleasurable experience.
What’s the easiest way to customize it? Flavor! One of the advantages of compounding is its ability to customize a medication a make it taste good. And, since each patient is unique, with certain likes and dislikes we are able to totally customize your medication for you.
Children - A child who has difficulty taking a prescription because of the taste is a prime candidate. He or she won’t mind taking medication that tastes like bubblegum, watermelon, or even chocolate. Most of our flavors are sugar-free and some are even dye-free, which benefits patients who are sensitive or allergic.
Elderly - As people age or battle a chronic illness, taste preferences can change. Often, sweet flavors can become unbearable, or bitter flavors may cause nausea. In these instances, your compounding pharmacist can alter or mask certain flavors in order to make medicine more palatable – without changing the strength or effectiveness of the medicine itself.
Hospice - If a patient has troubles swallowing a pill, we are able to compound the medication into a liquid suspension. Our pharmacists have access to many flavors and flavor combinations, which can enhance the taste and color of a medication to make it easier to swallow.