Children and Capsules

Updated: Mar 17


Hello again from the Compound Lab! In addition to compounding medicines that are on shortage, we can also compound medicines that don’t exist at all.What I mean by this is that some medicines are only available in certain dosage forms or strengths. This may be fine if those dosage forms or strengths are what you need, but what if they aren’t? For example, zonisamide is a medicine that can be used to treat partial seizures, but it’s only available as capsules. What is a parent supposed to do if their child can’t swallow them?This is where we come in. We can take the capsules and (using a scientifically studied formula) turn it into a liquid for them. This isn’t a hypothetical example—we currently have multiple kids who receive treatment this way.Do you or someone you know face a similar problem? Maybe you’ve made-do by taking a different dose than you need. Maybe you’ve settled for a second-choice medicine. Maybe you’ve given up on the medicine completely.If any of these (or similar) issues apply to you, please check with us. You may be surprised how many medicines we can work with. We can also confirm prices, flavor options, and even contact your physician directly to ask for your medicine. We're available in the lab Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm. Or you can email me anytime at brandon.ladage@belewdrugs.com!

Until next time,

Brandon


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