When your child gets sick or otherwise needs prescription medication, you would do anything to help them feel better. But when standard medications don’t work for your child, you may feel concerned about how you’re going to help them get the treatment they need. Pediatric compounding could be the answer your family has been looking for.
At The Healthy Choice compounding pharmacy in Westchester, we are committed to helping families across town and in the surrounding communities. You can get your pediatric compounding in Westchester when you contact our office or stop in to fill your custom prescription.
Below, we go into further detail about what compounded medications are for kids and what the costs of such personalized medicines could be.
What Are Compounded Medicines for Kids?
Children aren’t always able to get the medications they need through traditional prescriptions. Some children are unable to take medications that don’t have a taste they can tolerate. Other children aren’t able to swallow capsules.
In some cases, your doctor may recommend crushing up a prescription and mixing it with something your child will eat or drink. But this should never be done without your doctor’s express recommendation to do so, as crushing pills can be dangerous or even fatal, depending on the type of medication involved.
Through pediatric compounding, kids can obtain the medicines they need through more child-friendly methods. Some of the different ways we could formulate your child’s personalized medication include:
- Topical gels
- Flavored liquids
How Much Will You Pay for Pediatric Compounded Medications?
Your health insurance provider may be willing to cover the costs associated with your child’s compounded medications. But many health insurance companies refuse to cover the costs of pediatric compounded drugs and other compounded medications. This is, in part, because the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not approve compounded medications for use.
Every family’s health insurance policy is different, so contact your insurer to find out whether you might be expected to pay out-of-pocket costs. You can also ask your insurer whether you could be reimbursed for covering these costs on your own. We can give you a better idea of what you could have to pay after we get your custom prescription.
Visit The Healthy Choice for Your Pediatric Compounding Needs
Do you live in or near Westchester? Do you have kids who need custom medication? Pediatric compounding in Westchester could be the answer to getting your child’s health back on track. Contact The Healthy Choice compounding pharmacy when you’re ready to fill your child’s prescription medicine. You can fill out our online contact form or call our office at 914-238-1700 with questions and to fill a prescription.