Manipulations and age-appropriateness of oral medications in pediatric oncology and neurology patients in Sweden

Mattias Paulsson

Need for personalized dosage forms. Due to the lack of age-appropriate formulations for children, healthcare professionals and caregivers frequently manipulate dosage forms to facilitate oral administration and obtain the required dose. In this presentation, drug manipulation and age-appropriateness of oral medications for pediatric oncology and neurology patients are summarised with the aim of identifying the therapeutic needs for personalized dosage forms.

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Printing of Medicines – What do Hospital Pharmacists expect from Hard- and Software Vendors

torsten-hoppe-tichy

Printing of individualized medicines is very interesting option for hospital pharmacists. Up to now those individualized medicines are often produced in the patient group of children. Dosages have to be adapted, alternative dosage forms have to be developed as many of those patients are not able to swallow tablets or capsules. Printing those medicines on orodispersable films with some kind of inkjet printer could be very helpful.

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