Every parent knows that it can be an uphill battle trying to get their children to take their medication. Medicine does not taste pleasant and sometimes the actual form of delivery can complicate things as well. After all, most children do not want to swallow a big capsule or a pill. However, here are some great tips that you can use to make it easier to provide your kids with the meds they need for a better and healthier life:
Pediatrician: The Pediatricians at Grace Pediatrics & Family Clinic, Inc. can really make life better for you and your children. We are able to prescribe medication that is easier for your children to take. After all, we understand the challenge of providing medications that strike terror in the hearts of your kids.
Compounding: If your child outright hates the kind of medications that they need to take, we can help them out through compounding. When we prescribe a medication, we can have your pharmacist to personalize the meds to the needs and wants of your little one. Through compounding, we can alter the flavor and even change the form of dosage. By changing the dosage form, we can convert the medication into a form that is much easier to take, such as a flavored liquid.
Cloak and Dagger: If you do not have the option of getting your child’s medications compounded, then you may need to try cleverer techniques. One technique is to get your child to open their mouth, you can do this by talking to them or by pretending to feed them some food. But, in reality, you are going to put a spoonful of medication in their mouths. This is important as it is for their health, especially when they are making it impossible for you.
It can be a huge headache giving your child medications but with these tips, it can make things easier for you and your little one. If you want to learn more about our Pediatric Care in Houston, Texas, please contact us today at 713-988-6835. It is our goal to provide only the best when it comes to the health care of your children.