Yes, definitely pharmaceutical pellets for paediatrics are useful. Advantages are:
- flexible dosing units
- homogeneous drug distribution
- Reduces risks, such as dose dumping
- high customer compliance of adolescents, children, infants, neonates and newborns
The main reason for specialized paediatric medicine are certain differences of the human body interaction with the drug formulation. For example, neonates and infants have increased stomach pH due to decreased acid secretion. Drug uptake and bioavailablity might therefore be different. Modified drug formulations are requested, which do not only consider a change in drug concentration, but also pay respect to dissolution profiles.
Mostly, pharmaceutical pellets for paediatrics are used in pellet technologies.