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Remington Education Pharmaceutics

Remington Education Pharmaceutics

Edited by Shelley Chambers Fox



Comprehensive, concise coverage of all aspects of pharmaceutics.

Published1st Jun, 2014
Dimensions234 x 156 mm
Page count560


Remington Education: Pharmaceutics provides comprehensive, concise coverage of all aspects of pharmaceutics.

The first part covers physico-chemical principles and highlights the importance of designing dosage forms that contain the appropriate dose, are stable, palatable, easily used by the patient and release drugs in a predictable fashion for absorption.

The second part applies these formulation principles to the design of dosage forms used by each route of administration.

Each chapter advises on both the science of the delivery mechanism and appropriate use of that delivery system including patient counselling points. Each chapter features:

  • Learning objectives
  • Key points boxes
  • Drug examples
  • Illustrations
  • Assessment questions
  • Further reading and references


• Introduction to dosage form design
• Intermolecular forces and the physical and pharmaceutical properties of drugs
• Dispersed systems
• Properties of solutions and manipulation of solubility
• Chemical stability of drugs
• Drug travel from dosage form to receptor
• Bioavailability, bioequivalence and the Biopharmaceutical Classification System
• Parenteral drug delivery
• Delivery of biopharmaceuticals and the use of novel carrier systems
• Drug delivery to the eye
• Drug delivery from the oral cavity
• Oral delivery of immediate release dosage forms
• Oral delivery of modified release solid dosage forms
• Rectal and vaginal drug delivery
• Nasal drug delivery
• Drug delivery to the lung and from the lung
• Drug delivery to the skin
• Transdermal dosage forms: drug delivery to the blood stream


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