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Pharmaceutical Compounding and Dispensing Second Edition

Pharmaceutical Compounding and Dispensing Second Edition

Edited by John F Marriott, Keith A Wilson, Christopher A Langley and Dawn Belcher



A comprehensive practical guide to producing extemporaneous formulations safely and effectively.

Published1st May, 2010
Dimensions246 x 189 mm
Page count304


Pharmacists have been responsible for compounding medicines for centuries. Although most modern medicines are not compounded in a local pharmacy environment, there are still occasions when it is imperative that pharmacists have this knowledge.

Pharmaceutical Compounding and Dispensing is a comprehensive practical guide to producing extemporaneous formulations safely and effectively.   The second edition has been fully revised and updated. It covers three core sections:

  • the history of compounding
  • pharmaceutical forms and their preparation
  • product formulae

Videos of dispensing procedures are available.  Details are available in the print book.

Part 1 - History of compounding

• Historical perspective
• Obsolete dosage forms, equipment and methods of preparation
• Historical weights and measures

Part 2 - Pharmaceutical forms and their preparation
• Key formulation skills
• Extemporaneous dispensing
• Solutions
• Suspensions
• Emulsions
• Creams
• Ointments, pastes and gels
• Suppositories and pessaries
• Powders and capsules
• Specialised formulation issues

Part 3 - Product formulae
• Creams
• Dusting powders
• Internal mixtures
• Liniments, lotions and applications
• Ointments and pastes
• Powders
• Miscellaneous formulae

Appendix 1. Glossary of terms used in formulations

Appendix 2. Abbreviations commonly used in pharmac

Appendix 3. Changing substance names from British Approved Names to recommended International Non-Proprietary Names


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