Over fifteen years ago, we founded FLAVORx on the simple idea that the taste of medicine should never come between your child and his or her good health. It started at our community pharmacy with one flavor, Banana, developed for a child having serious difficulty taking anti-seizure medication. The condition was life-threatening, and the fact that this young girl wouldn’t take her awful-tasting medicine was making things worse. After much experimentation, we hit on a successful formula. That girl took her banana-flavored medicine without any problems, her seizures subsided, and we had our “Aha” moment.
In the decade-and-a-half since we were first inspired to take on the mission of increasing pediatric medication compliance, we’ve added many new flavors (bubblegum is a clear favorite). We now provide pharmacies with flavoring recipes for not just one drug, but thousands of them including over-the-counter medicine . And from that small community pharmacy, FLAVORx is used in more than 35,000 pharmacies nationwide – from the biggest chain pharmacies, to your local mom & pop store.
Today, as FLAVORx continues to grow, we’re constantly working to enhance the lives of busy moms and dads through product innovation and development. To prove that point, we recently launched a new product, called Pill Glide, in response to parents looking for help getting their children to take pills. Pill Glide has turned into a great solution for adults too. Turns out kids aren’t the only ones who need help taking pills. We even offer flavors to make pet medicines easier to swallow. Cats do love our Grilled Tuna flavored medicine!