• Palatability of Liquid Medications Used to Treat Pediatric Mental Health Conditions

      Nguyen, Christine; Phan, Ha; Rubio, Dennisse; Yang, Wenye; Morgan, Jill A.; Lardieri, Allison B. (2015-12-04)
      There is an increase in prescribing trends of psychotropic medications over the past twenty years to treat children with mental health disorders. Pediatric patients receiving medications are likely to be treated for multiple diseases concomitantly. Children often require liquid formulations and taste is a significant limiting factor that impacts adherence. Currently, there are no reports of palatability studies for the psychotropic class of liquid medications used in children. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to determine the palatability of liquid medications used to treat mental health disorders in children.