Compounding for Pediatric Patients
Lisa D. Ashworth, BS Pharm, RPh, BCSCP, FACA
System Compounding Specialist and Clinical Pharmacist, Children’s Health System of Texas
Activity Description: This session will explain some challenges in choosing an API, excipient, vehicle, and flavorings for a compounded formulation. Vehicles and excipients can affect a patient clinically – balancing their potential adverse effects is important. Stability and storage needs, especially for chronic medications has to be considered. This presentation will lead to better patient care by understanding how the components in a compounded formulation can affect a patient clinically.
The intended audience is compounding pharmacists and technicians who may compound for pediatric patients.