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What is a Pediatric Compounding Pharmacy?

Dr. Ryan Wyssmann

Dr. Ryan Wyssmann

If your child is sick there’s nothing you won’t do to make your kid better. Getting your child to take their medicine is sometimes a struggle. Fortunately, compounding pharmacies like Cornwell Pharmacy in Guthrie Oklahoma have some solutions for you in the form of pediatric compounding. Compounding is the art and science of preparing custom medications for patients, and that includes your child.

Dr. Ryan Wyssmann and the staff of Cornwell Pharmacy know about the challenges of getting kids to take their medicine and we’re here to help.

Hate the Taste?

If your child hates the taste of their prescription, it may be difficult or impossible to get them to take it. A compounded medication can alter the texture, color or taste of a medication.

Many medications can be compounded to change the taste into something that is pleasantly flavored, and most-important, custom-designed for your child. Your child can choose the right flavor and be part of the solution.

Hate the Form?

Maybe your child has a liquid medication and would prefer to take it as a pill. Perhaps a topical application would be better. Or, it’s possible that a pill or capsule is too hard to swallow and you are looking for another option.

Cornwell Pharmacy has a number of dosage forms that can transform your medication into something that will work for you and your child.


Here’s some ideas of dosage forms that are available:

  • Lozenges, Lollipops and Troches
  • Creams, Lotions and Gels
  • Sugar-Free, Gluten-Free or Preservative-Free Compounding
  • Oral Liquids

Custom-Designed for Your Child

Every child is unique. What medication works for one child may not be right for your child. Some children suffer from allergies. Other children have different tolerances to drugs (low or high).

Working in conjunction with your pediatrician, Cornwell Pharmacy can craft a medication that addresses all of your child’s tolerances and allergies.



Pediatric Compounding at Guthrie’s Cornwell Pharmacy

Autistic Children and Compounding

Do you have problems getting your autistic child to take medicine? You are not alone. Compounding may offer you the solution you’re looking for.

Many autistic children will benefit from compounding medication that is free of lactose, preservatives, dyes, gluten or sugar.

If your child is flavor-sensitive a change in taste is easily accomplished. We can create medications that are suitable to even most sensitive palate.

Some children have problems with a specific texture. That texture can be changed from a pill to a liquid, or vice-versa. Maybe a gel or cream will solve the issue for your child.

What happens if you have a long-term medication that’s working fine and a manufacturer discontinues it? We may be able to compound the medication to your specifications so the child stays happy.

Cornwell Pharmacy and Pediatric Compounding

Dr. Ryan Wyssmann and the staff at Cornwell Pharmacy know that every child is unique. We can work with you and your pediatrician to compound medication to address your child’s specific needs.

We can bill your insurance company for your compounding needs, which is one less thing you have to worry about.

If you have questions, you can call or just drop by and Dr. Wyssmann would be glad to discuss your challenges and help you find a solution today.