Flavoring can help kids take medicine

WBAL-TV-logoCOLUMBIA, Md. —Flavors like bubble gum or banana could be the key to getting a child to take their medications.

Whether it’s the pill or the will, for children, taking their medicine can be a bitter pill to swallow, but it goes down a little easier when it’s their favorite flavor.

“It gives mothers and children some control over how they want their medication, and medicine can be a real challenge. Mothers find it very stressful, children equally,” said Stuart Amos, president and CEO of FLAVORx. “For 10 years and beyond, we have developed a formula of different combinations of tastes that work well with liquid medications, so our job is to provide the best taste choices for children.”

Columbia-based FLAVORx has made it simple. A pharmacist can mix it up, and thanks to a machine called the fill-master, the work is already done for them.

“It’s got a database of about 5,000 drugs and it knows the name, volume and strength of each medication and the flavors that work with that medication,” said Chad Baker of FLAVORx.

Parents can also get online with their kids and meet Fred at FLAVORx.com and enter the medication, for example, Tamiflu, and it gives the best flavor choices.

“We do a lot of research, a lot of studies just to make sure it’s a good match,” said Ursula Chizhik, FLAVORx’s director of pharmacy.

There are 12 different flavors, and most pharmacies offer FLAVORx, but it’s on a parent to ask for it.

This year’s flu season hitting young adults hardest

Each year, thousands of people are admitted to hospital emergency rooms for cases of influenza, and so far the 2013-2014 flu season isn’t shaping up to be any different. What does seem to be different, however, is who is being admitted. This year it’s young adults who seem to be suffering most from influenza symptoms.

There may be several reasons for this unexpected surge. Because children and senior citizens are known to be more vulnerable to the virus, many receive flu vaccinations each year. Young adults and middle-aged folks, on the other hand, are less likely to be vaccinated. Another theory, according to the University of Michigan Health System, is that many children may be experiencing enhanced immunity as a result of previous flu shots.

“In 2009, school-aged kids were hit pretty hard by H1N1, and if any of them still have some residual protection, they may possibly be a little more protected this year,” said Michael Jhung, M.D., medical officer in the flu division of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

So far, the influenza virus is considered “widespread” in 25 states and 20 additional regions of the U.S. While it hasn’t quite reached epidemic levels just yet, more instances are being reported at a substantial rate.

According to the CDC, 171 children died of flu in the past flu season, whereas the 2013-2014 has seen six flu-related child deaths so far. In the U-M hospital alone, however, there are over a dozen people infected with influenza currently on life support.

“Most have the H1N1 strain of flu,” the hospital said in a statement. “And as far as hospital staff can tell, these patients either didn’t get the flu vaccine at all – or didn’t get it in time to protect them fully.”

If someone in your family is experiencing flu symptoms, make sure they get the medical attention they need in order to become well. Doctors can prescribe medications that can help fight the potentially devastating effects of influenza.

FLAVORx makes medicinal flavorings that makes medicine easier for children to take. Ask your pharmacist about FLAVORx today.

Vitamin D may be the key to strong muscles in children, study finds

Every mom wants her child to grow up to have strong muscles. Muscles are what allow the body to move and function, and they also play an important role in the metabolic process. However, emerging studies show that many of today’s children aren’t getting enough vitamin D to spark good muscle growth. While part of the problem may be related to less active time spent outdoors, another part may even occur before the child is born. A recent long-term study published in the January edition of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism suggests that optimal muscle growth in children is related to mom’s vitamin D intake during her pregnancy.

For the study, researchers at the Medical Research Council Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit at the University of Southampton reviewed 678 mothers in the later stages of their pregnancies. The review included blood tests to determine the amount of vitamin D in the mother’s system. Then, researchers measured the grip strength and muscle mass of the children at age 4. Their results indicated that mothers with higher levels of vitamin D during pregnancy bore children with higher grip strength and muscle mass. According to researchers, these results are likely to continue on into adulthood.

“These associations … may well have consequences for later health; muscle strength peaks in young adulthood before declining in older age and low grip strength in adulthood has been associated with poor health outcomes including diabetes, falls and fractures,” commented lead researcher Nicholas Harvey, Ph.D. “It is likely that the greater muscle strength observed at four years … will track into adulthood, and so potentially help to reduce the burden of illness associated with loss of muscle mass in old age.”

Harvey and his team drew their data from the Southampton Women’s Survey, which is one of the largest and best characterized studies currently in the world. Later data from the survey may well prove Harvey’s hypothesis. In the meantime, expecting moms are advised to load up on their vitamin D.

D deficiencies are a growing problem, doctors say
Vitamin D deficiencies are common in women in their childbearing years, and while supplements are available, many women choose not to take them. With recent new stories questioning the value of store-bought supplements, many aren’t convinced that what they’re paying for is actually present in over-the-counter pills. As the FDA doesn’t currently regulate these types of supplements, they may in fact be right.

Many doctors recommend that women and children get their vitamin D from fortified sources, such as orange juice. Many popular brands of orange juice offer fortified products to help them develop healthy bone and muscle mass. Many milk and breakfast cereal brands offer fortified products for the same reason.

If you want to ensure that your child is getting the vitamin D he or she needs to grow up strong, make sure he or she is getting the recommended amount by including plenty of these foods into his or her diet.

If you’re pregnant and you’d like to ensure you’re getting enough vitamin D, ask your doctor or pharmacist how to get pharmacy-grade supplements. Pharmacy-grade products are tested and trustworthy sources of the vitamins and minerals you need to ensure a healthy pregnancy.

Want to make your oral medication taste better? FLAVORx makes flavorings for liquid and other types of oral medications. Talk to your pharmacist to see how you can get your prescription in your favorite FLAVORx flavor today!

Parent-only interventions may help obese children

Childhood obesity is a serious issue that can play a role in the development of significant and sometimes even fatal physical health problems, including diabetes, heart conditions and joint issues. It can lay the foundation for a number of serious mental health problems, too, such as low self-esteem and poor or distorted body image. Obesity can also make children potential targets of ridicule from classmates and other youths.

According to Hannah Ewald, a researcher at the Institute for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics in Basel, Switzerland, “Childhood obesity is a serious public health issue in developed and in developing countries and we need to set the course as early as possible.”

The current approach to dealing with childhood obesity typically involves interventions from both medical and educational professionals, in which both the parent and the child attend sessions to discuss a healthy weight-loss plan. However, a new study from the institute suggests that a parent-only intervention may be just as beneficial for a child’s healthy weight outcome, and may well save them some of the embarrassment associated with these kinds of intervention meetings, according to Reuters Health.

There are other positive effects associated with the parent-only approach as well. It has the potential benefits of being more cost effective. In addition, without the child present, many parents are better able to focus on the information being presented to them – rather than being distracted by monitoring how their child may be reacting to the information, they’re able to absorb it. Doctors may also speak more freely about the potential dangers of the child remaining obese, also without being inhibited by the child’s reaction.

8 studies compared intervention results
For the study, researchers looked at data from eight prior or ongoing studies. In each of the studies considered, participating families were randomly assigned to different types of weight-loss interventions.

Of the studies, five compared group-oriented programs with interventions for both parents and kids. Two compared parent-only versus child-only interventions. The final study contained a mix of approaches, with parent-only and child-only interventions occurring first, followed by parents, children and health professionals all meeting together.

Participants in the parent-only intervention programs were at least as successful in effecting weight loss as the parent-child interventions, and in many cases they were even more successful.

However, parent-only intervention programs also had the highest dropout rate. Ewald’s researchers suggest that some parents may feel overwhelmed by taking on the complete responsibility of their child’s healthy weight loss, or the dropout rates may simply be a sign of a busy lifestyle, and that parents are more likely to make time for a program their children are likewise involved in.

Unfortunately, plans that don’t have the active support and guidance of a parent figure are the most likely to fail in achieving a healthy weight, according to Ewald’s team.

“A child that is given the sole responsibility for its weight is unlikely to succeed in gaining a healthy weight,” said Ewald. “How to eat healthy, how to exercise properly and how to deal with the emotional side are difficult topics to tackle even for adults. That is why the parents (or caregivers), who have the biggest impact on the child, need to understand their part in the process.”

In the end, the best chance a child has for achieving and maintaining a healthy weight is by having a supportive information base like parents, educators and health care professionals. Parents and educators need to be able to provide structure and guidance when necessary to help kids get back on track. Health care professionals can provide nutrition and exercise expertise, which can help parents form a sensible plan for their children.

Health care professionals can also help parents of children who are affected by illnesses, such as Type 2 diabetes, due to obesity create a plan to reduce and eventually eliminate these dangers using prescription medications and other treatments.

FLAVORx makes medicinal flavorings that help make oral medications easier to take for children. Ask your pharmacist how you can get FLAVORx for your child.

Autism aided by sensory therapy for children

Today, approximately 1 in 88 children are diagnosed with ASDs, or autism spectrum disorders, according to the U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The gender divide between boys and girls is considerable. Among boys, the number is 1 in 54. For girls, it’s 1 in 252. Even among girls, however, the numbers are growing. Autism is a serious condition that can hinder development if not carefully monitored and treated. However, a new study recently published online in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders has surfaced, indicating that sensory therapy treatment may help children who are affected by ASDs.

What is sensory integration?
Sensory therapy, or sensory integration, is a way to help autistic children become more comfortable and familiar with certain sounds, sights, smells, tastes and textures. Using play, therapists and parents can help introduce children to these sensations that occur in their daily lives, which otherwise may seem threatening or jarring.

Children who are affected by ASDs often find certain types of stimulation to be overwhelming. Even something as simple as the sound of a vacuum cleaner or the feel of a certain type of fabric can cause extreme distress or confusion. These reactions to everyday sensations can limit a person’s capabilities, making even simple tasks like cleaning the house or getting dressed for the day seem complicated or hostile. However, using sensory integration, parents and health care professionals can help affected children lead more normal lives.

“If you ask parents of children with autism what they want for their kids, they’ll say they want them to be happy, to have friends, to be able to participate in everyday activities,” said study author Roseann Schaaf, Ph.D. Schaaf works as an occupational therapist at Thomas Jefferson University’s School of Health Professions, in Philadelphia.

According to Schaaf, sensory integration isn’t a new therapy, but it has been viewed as controversial in the past, in part because it had not been scrutinized until this point.

How sensory integration helps
In Schaaf’s admittedly small study, 32 children between the ages of 4 and 8 were assigned to one of two groups. The first group received their usual ASD treatments and therapies, including both medication and behavioral therapy. The second group continued their ongoing treatments, with the addition of 30 sensory integration sessions over the course of 10 weeks. Parents participating in the study were asked to outline a list of simple goals for the duration of the study, such as trying new foods or learning to get dressed in the morning without a struggle.

Children exposed to sensory integration were paired with an occupational therapist who created an individualized plan to integrate sensory therapy and meet the family’s goals. They worked in a “gym” setting, using ball pits, carpeted scooter boards, mats, swings and other equipment designed to help the kids be more comfortable being active in the sensory setting.

After 10 weeks, Schaaf’s research showed that the children exposed to sensory integration scored better in reaching the goals outlined by the families at the start of the study. These children were also showing better results in their daily routines.

“Parents rated their kids as more independent in self-care and participation in everyday activities,” Schaaf said.

Schaaf’s results suggest that introducing an element of sensory integration to an ASD child’s usual treatment plan, which should also include behavioral therapy and medication, can help manage the condition.

FLAVORx makes medicinal flavorings that help make medication taste better for young children. Ask your pharmacist how you can get FLAVORx for your child today.

Parents of athletes should monitor teen med use

When it gets right down to it, all parents should monitor all medications their child may be taking, whether the child is athletic or not. However, a new report indicates that teens who participate in athletic teams and activities are more likely to mismanage or abuse their prescribed medications.

Of particular concern are prescriptions that contain opioids, an addictive narcotic substance that is frequently prescribed to help manage pain. Because athletes tend to incur more injuries than non-athletes, these teens tend to be prescribed opioid pain medications more often, presenting them with a greater chance of running into problems with abuse and addiction. With as many as 7.5 million adolescents taking part in athletic programs and the number of injuries totaling up at around 2 million each year, this presents a significant problem to the teen population.

A study recently published in the Journal of Adolescent Health followed 1,540 teens and their usage of prescription medications. It showed that athletic adolescent children were more likely to be prescribed these types of strong painkillers, due mostly to the fact that their sports-related injuries tended to be more severe than others. Researchers found that, while male and female athletes were both likely to encounter these types of medications as part of treatment, boys were prescribed them more often and were significantly more likely to misuse or abuse the meds than girls.

One reason researchers believe this may be true is because boys are more likely to engage in rougher, full-contact sports such as wrestling or football, both of which have higher rates of injury. Another reason, researchers postulated, is the strong and unique influence the sports culture has on young men.

“Adolescent males depend on sports for social status, the maintenance of relationships with male peers and family members,” said lead researcher Philip Veliz, Ph.D., of the Institute for Research on Women and Gender at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. “In other words, sports are a powerful site to be recognized as a man, and male adolescents will sacrifice their bodies through athletic performances to prove their masculinity. Consequently, opioid use and misuse among males could be the byproduct of a play-through-pain culture.”

Despite the potential for abuse, however, Veliz and his colleagues don’t recommend that parents ask physicians to forgo this type of pain medication altogether. Opioids are frequently prescribed to adults as well, and young adulthood is the perfect time to help kids develop their pain management processes early in life, so that abuse or addiction is less likely as they grow through adulthood. In fact, parental engagement and monitoring can significantly decrease the likeliness of abuse. According to Veliz, teens are often given these medications and then left unsupervised, with parents assuming they’ll follow the label instructions. Parents who make it a point to know what the recommended doses are and inquire about them on a regular basis may help their children behave more responsibly when managing addictive pain medications such as opioids.

A growing problem in the US
The mismanagement of opioids and other addictive painkillers is a serious issue. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, these medications were responsible for  more than 475,000 emergency room visits in 2009 – a number which has since doubled. Children who learn to use these prescriptions responsibly at an early age will have a better chance of avoiding circumstances such as addiction, illness and overdose as a result of these medications.

FLAVORx makes medicinal flavorings for oral medications. Ask your pharmacist how you can get FLAVORx today.

More people make time to get vaccinated when they’re given reminders

Parents and children are busier than ever these days, and it can be difficult to carve time out of the weekly routine to make an additional doctor’s appointment and bring the family in to get vaccinated. Unfortunately, this leads to many cases of illness that could otherwise have been prevented. But what can be done to help parents make time to ensure that their families are protected?

A group of researchers from the University of Michigan set out to study the question. By collaborating with the Michigan Department of Community Health, the study group found that by using the Michigan Care Improvement Registry – a public health database that tracks immunizations in the state – to track those who had not received the vaccine and send reminders to their households, more people could be encouraged to get vaccinated. Their findings were published in the Nov. 14 issue of the American Journal of Public Health.

In testing their theories, the university researchers looked at the events that occurred around the H1N1 pandemic during the 2009-2010 flu season, and began by tracking the progress of the MDCH’s statewide influenza vaccine reminder campaign. Reminder letters were sent to parents of children who were known to have chronic health conditions like asthma or diabetes who had not yet received the recommended shot.

The MDCH selected these families to receive the letters, citing that children who are affected by these types of chronic conditions also had an increased risk of experiencing more severe complications from H1N1 influenza. Because of this, the state organization recommended that parents see their child’s regular health care provider or a local health department in order to make an appointment to get the vaccination.

In studying the vaccination records for the 2009-2010 flu season, researchers were able to determine that late vaccination rates for children who received the reminder letters were much higher than those for children without chronic conditions, who didn’t receive the letters.

“Immunization registries like MCIR are important public health tools. This study shows the value of using immunization registries to prompt parents of children with a chronic condition to get that child vaccinated,” explained Kevin Dombkowski, research associate professor with the University of Michigan’s Child Health Evaluation and Research Unit.

What does this mean for the future?
Dombkowski said that this study was an important one for determining how the state of Michigan, and the entire country, might move forward with pandemic protection. By using these reminder letters, public health officials can do their part to help remind parents of important vaccinations for serious and even potentially life-threatening viruses.

The letters, which were sent exclusively to the parents of children with serious chronic conditions in the 2009-2010 flu season, could be used to help all children and even adults who have not received their vaccinations. While the costs of such a program may once have been considered, options such as text messaging and email distribution have made them less prohibitive. According to Dombkowski, the MDCH has made a significant investment of both time and resources maintaining the MCIR, making it one of the most effective immunization registries in the country, able to serve as a model for other states.

Even with a vaccination, contracting the flu is still possible. Parents whose children do get the virus should contact their child’s health care professional as soon as possible for treatment. Treating the flu early can help prevent complication.

FLAVORX makes medicinal flavorings that can help children take their medicine. Ask your pharmacist how to get FLAVORx for your child.

Recognize autism earlier for best treatment results

Approximately 1 in every 88 children born today will be diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, and male children are even more likely to show signs of the conditions, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. By recognizing the signs and symptoms of ASDs earlier, parents can work with their child’s doctors and specialists to determine the individual plan that is best for the developing child and reduce some of the negative feelings that are often associated with this difficult time.

What are autism spectrum disorders?
Autism spectrum disorders, or ASDs, are a group of developmental disabilities in which those diagnosed process information differently within the brain, often leading to irregular behavioral, communicative or social behaviors. The CDC posits there are several different types of autism, including autistic disorder, Asperger’s syndrome and pervasive developmental disorder, not otherwise specified.

Autistic disorder, usually referred to as “classic autism,” is often associated with significant challenges in communication and social interactions as well as language delays. People who are affected by autistic disorder frequently exhibit behaviors and interests that are considered unusual. Some but not all persons also show intellectual disability. Autistic disorder is what most people think of when they think of ASDs.

Asperger’s syndrome is often a milder form of autism that causes the individual to experience challenges in socialization but rarely causes language or intellectual problems. Individuals with Asperger’s may also exhibit unusual behaviors and interests.

Those who are diagnosed with pervasive developmental disorder, not otherwise specified, or PDD-NOS display milder symptoms than those with classic autism or Asperger’s syndrome. Communicative challenges and social challenges are most prevalent in those diagnosed with this condition.

How can I tell if my child has autism?
Only a medical professional can definitively diagnose a child with an ASD, however, if you are concerned that your child may be affected, there are a number of signs you can watch for in the early years of his or her life.

One new study recently published in the journal Nature suggests that one of the earliest indicators of an ASD in the early months of a child’s life is whether or not an infant shows interest in making eye contact with others. The study, funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, suggests that a child’s declining interest in meeting the eyes of those around him or her may be an early indicator.

Other warning signs include not responding to their own name by 12 months of age, not showing an interest in socializing or playing games based on learning or imagination, delayed speech and language skills, repeating words or phrases over and over without reason and responding to questions with unrelated answers. Children may also appear to behave irrationally – such as becoming quickly upset – over seemingly trivial things, such as minor changes to their environment or the way something sounds, looks, feels, smells or tastes. Other, more physical signs include excessive flapping of the hands, rocking of the body or spinning in circles.

Wondering whether your child may be affected by autism can be a difficult time for parents, however, there are a number of treatments and therapies that can help control the disorder and enable the child to lead a full and happy life. If your child has been diagnosed with an ASD, work closely with doctors to develop an individualized plan that will give your child the best chance of success. Such treatments often include a mix of therapy and medications that will help the child adjust to his or her surroundings.

FLAVORx makes medicinal flavorings that can help make taking medicine easier for children. Ask your pharmacist how to get FLAVORx with your child’s prescription.

Is it OK to give OTC cough and cold medicine to young children?

People often make the mistake of thinking that because something is sold over the counter, it is also safe. However, many OTC medications have powerful effects that may be harmful if the medication is not taken exactly as prescribed on the label. One of the most critical things to pay attention to when reading labels is the dosages recommended per age level. In many cases, children's recommended dosages will be half or even less than half of what is prescribed for an adult. And in other cases, labels recommend that medications not be given to children at all, especially when they're under 2 years of age.

Unfortunately, children under 2 still get sick, and it can be difficult for parents to watch their infant or toddler struggling with an illness they can't comprehend. While this has led many to "bend the rules" and give their toddlers a tiny taste of cold medicine in the hopes of alleviating symptoms and making the child feel better, doctors say "don't!"

Children are still growing and developing, and their systems are not as strong as those of their adult counterparts. Medications that can be safely processed by adults may actually be toxic to children. In fact, cough and cold medicine in particular has been responsible for many infant and toddler trips to the emergency room, and has – in more than one case – resulted in fatal overdose.

What doctors are doing about it
In response to increasing episodes of infant ER visits, those in the medical field have ramped up their efforts to educate the public and regulate OTC manufacturers. In 2007, many over-the-counter cold and cough syrup manufacturers in the U.S. voluntarily withdrew their products from the shelves. The following year, these medications were reintroduced with revised packaging aimed at informing parents about the products' proper use. Among the changes were enlarged labels advising parents not to give OTC cough and cold medication to children under 4 years of age.

In November 2013, five years after the change, a study entitled "Cough and Cold Medication Adverse Events After Market Withdrawal and Labeling Revision" appeared in the December issue of the journal Pediatrics. The study, sponsored by the American Academy of Pediatrics, showed that the relabeling and re-education efforts were having the desired effect. ER visits for children below 3 years of age had decreased across the country. Before the campaign to reduce OTC cold medication in infants, these episodes accounted for 4.1 percent of all adverse-drug events resulting in ER visits for children under the age of 2. At the time of the study, that number had declined to 2.4 percent. For children in the 2-3 age range, the number decreased from 9.5 percent to 6.5 percent.

Also important among the findings was that, of the number of current ER visits, growing amounts were caused by unsupervised ingestion. Study authors said that this indicates that the next step in the campaign to end OTC overdose in children may come in the form of improved packaging, such as enhanced child-safety mechanisms, as well as better education on safe storage practices of OTC medications.

What parents can do right now
Parents should always ensure that their medications are out of reach of young children. Placing them on high shelves or tucking them away in a cabinet with a child-safe lock is best. Parents of young children should also carefully read packaging to see whether a child-safe package is available. In addition, children should always be carefully monitored when taking oral medications such as cough and cold syrups.

FLAVORx makes medicinal flavorings that can make medicine time easier for children. Ask your pharmacist how you can get FLAVORx for your child.

Children in the southern US are more likely to experience hay fever

Many parents confuse mild to moderate allergies with instances of the common cold, which is understandable. Symptoms are similar, ranging from coughing, sneezing and runny nose to swollen, itchy nose and eyes. And in the autumn, which is kick-off season for both allergies and colds, children are just as disposed to pick up either one. Unless, it appears, you live in the southern United States. New research being presented this week at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology has found that children who live in the South are more likely to experience signs and symptoms of hay fever.

The AAAI estimates that approximately 50 million Americans experience some form of allergies, and up to 18 percent of kids in the U.S. are affected by hay fever specifically. Researchers focused on reports of 91,642 children age 17 or younger who participated in the 2007 National Survey of Children's Health. The survey found that the majority of hay fever-affected children were living in the southern U.S., while the states that experienced the least frequency of hay fever were Alaska, Montana and Vermont. While the exact cause of the disparity is unknown, these circumstances lead researchers to believe that the cause is most likely environmental, and related to factors such as temperature, precipitation and exposure to ultraviolet radiation. Hay fever, known also as allergic rhinitis, is most likely to affect people in the spring and fall months.

"According to the study, wetter regions with average humidity were associated with a decreased number of children with hay fever," said Michael Foggs, MD, ACAAI president-elect. "The study also found areas of the South with warm temperatures and elevated UV indexes seem to harbor more hay fever sufferers."

How to cope with a hay fever allergy
Though instances of the allergies are more prevalent in the southern regions, researchers don't advocate that parents consider relocating in order to escape the illness. Instead, parents should work on limiting their child's exposure to allergy triggers and seeking the appropriate medications from the child's pediatrician.

Most who are allergic to hay fever can blame ragweed as the culprit, however, there are other grasses that may affect their symptoms or cause a flare-up. Learning what these triggers are and avoiding them when possible can help reduce the severity of symptoms. Using an air purifier in the home and keeping the windows up during car rides can also help keep symptoms at bay.

In some cases, prescription medication may be the best solution for the child. According to the Mayo Clinic, there are a number of available treatments, including antihistamines, corticosteroids, decongestants and vaccinations. Talking to a doctor or pharmacist may help ascertain what's best for an individual child.

FLAVORx makes medicinal flavorings that can help make medicine time easier for children. Ask your pharmacist how you can get FLAVORx for your child today.