Pediatric Compounding | Atkinson's Pharmacy

Pediatric Compounding: Making Medicine Better for Taste and Tummies

  • December 20, 2018

Let’s face it: Medicine often taste vile. It’s hard enough behaving like an adult and taking your own medicine. For children, it’s even worse: Children have greater sensitivity to bitter tastes, and many meds, such as penicillin and antihistamines, are quite bitter.

The most effective medication for your sick 5-year-old is the one he or she will take: It isn’t going to do a bit of good otherwise. It’s impossible to reason with a sick child about why he or she needs to take her medicine. Yes, you probably could force it down, threaten them with a timeout or sneak it into a treat as you would with a pet, but why do that when there’s a better way?

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Effective Care for Long Term Care Patients in the Face of Emergency

  • November 15, 2018

Creating a long term care plan for patients can be a challenging task, especially in the face of an emergency. Fortunately, with the help of a trusted pharmacy and long term care provider, such as Atkinson’s Pharmacy, you can not only adhere to local and Florida state laws, but you can develop the care and plan that works best for your patients. In the face of an emergency, Atkinson’s Pharmacy is not only prepared, but ready to help local long term care facilities keep their residents healthy and happy.

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Compounded Medications Come Without the Fillers

Compounded Medications Come Without the Fillers

  • July 2, 2018

A filler is a substance in medication that has no therapeutic effect. It’s generally added to provide the medication with some other desirable characteristic such as color, flavor or texture. However, fillers can also have adverse side effects that physicians must consider when deciding which medication to prescribe. Compounded medication is an effective solution to the problems caused by fillers, since it can be customized for an individual patient.

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Benefits of Compounded Medications | Atkinson's Pharmacy Group

Benefits of Compounded Medications

  • June 18, 2018

Compound medications can’t be found sitting on the shelf of a pharmacy. These prescriptions are custom mixtures ordered by the doctor and filled by a compounding pharmacy. Prepared by licensed pharmacists, the drug’s form, taste, texture, and/or strength are modified for the patient. In some cases, the medicinal ingredient is still available for treatment, but the concentration is not manufactured commercially for the public.

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Is Your Medication No Longer Available? Compounding May Be The Solution

  • February 20, 2018

Nobody likes to think that the medication they rely on to manage a condition – or even survive – may not be available one day. However, in the event of a shortage, this could happen temporarily, and if discontinued permanently. There are other times in which it may take months of medication trial and error in order to find the right drug and dosage for your unique needs. This means that it is possible that at some time a medication you depend on may be unavailable.

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The Case for Compounding Pharmacies

  • February 9, 2018

Modern medicine has come a very long way in the last few decades. It seems that there is now a drug or pharmaceutical preparation to meet nearly every need, yet the needs of some patients still fall outside of these extensive lists of available prescriptions. When this happens, it is up to a compounding pharmacy to create the medication that the patient can use.

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