5 of the Biggest Questions About Medication Flavoring

Wouldn’t it be great if your medicine tastes like blueberry cheesecake?

The pharmaceutical world has developed a state-of-the-art innovation of medication flavoring. This aims to help patients, especially children to drink their medicine minus all the fuss.

Here are 5 of the biggest questions about medication flavoring:

#1 What is Medication Flavoring?

Medication flavoring is a pharmaceutical process that masks the unpleasant taste in medicines. The goal is to fool your taste buds with your favorite fruity flavors including strawberry, peach, watermelon, raspberry, orange and grape. Other flavors made in your favorite concoctions, such as; eggnog, mint chocolate chips, vanilla butternut, butterscotch and tutti frutti.

#2 What Medications Can Be Flavored?

Children’s taste buds are more sensitive when they are sick. It terrifies them to know that they need to drink bitter-tasting medicines and for most kids, swallowing tablets can be difficult.

Here are some frequently flavored medications:

  • Erythromycin Suspension
  • Albuterol Syrup
  • Pediazole Suspension
  • Claritin Syrup
  • Bactrim Suspension
  • Phenobarbital Elixir
  • Ceftin Suspension
  • Zantac Syrup
  • Furadantin Suspension
  • Robitussin
  • Griseofulvin Suspension
  • Prelone Syrup
  • Zithromax Suspension
  • Augmentin Suspension
  • Vitamin and Iron Liquids

#3 Is It Legal to Add Flavor to Medications?

The practice of medication flavoring has long been an integral part of pharmaceutical and compounding services. Flavor substances used for medications are FDA-approved. This ensures that you are taking safe and effective medications minus the unpleasant taste.

#4 Is Medication Flavoring Available to Adults?

Anyone can have their medication compounded with the flavor they like. Flavoring makes it easier for children, adults and even senior patients to take their medication. This can also help patients with taste sensitivity to drinking their medication without being stressed about the bitter-taste.

#5 Where Can I Get Flavored Medications?

At Carolina Pharmacy, we care about our patients. Drinking your medication should be stress-free while providing relief and wellness

Our pharmacies in Hwy 9 Bypass, Meeting Street, and Airport Road, Lancaster, Arboretum, Rock Hill and Cotswold offer quality and affordable medication flavoring and other services such as compounding, medication synchronization, prescription refill and diabetes management.


These are just 5 questions about medication flavoring. You may visit any of our locations and ask our pharmacists about medication flavoring and other services that can help improve your medication.

Contact us at 1-833-MY-PHARM to learn more about medication flavoring and to transfer your prescription with Carolina Pharmacy.