Pharmaceutical Compounding and Dispensing
Marriott, John; Wilson, Keith; Langley, Christopher A; Belcher, Dawn
John F Marriott - Senior Lecturer, Pharmacy Practice, Aston University School of Pharmacy, Keith A Wilson - Head of School , Aston University School of Pharmacy, Christopher A Langley - Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice, Aston University School of Pharmacy and Dawn Belcher - Teaching Fellow, Pharmacy Practice, Aston University School of Pharmacy
Pharmaceutical Compounding and Dispensing is a comprehensive guide to producing extemporaneous formulations safely and effectively. This is a modern, detailed and practical book on the theory and practice of extemporaneous compounding and dispensing.
The book covers three core sections:
- the history of compounding
- pharmaceutical forms and their preparation
- product formulae.
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.
Fully revised and updated, this new edition of Pharmaceutical Compounding and Dispensing is an indispensable reference for pharmacy students and practicing pharmacists.
Supplementary videos demonstrating various dispensing procedures can also be viewed online.
Pharmaceutical Compounding and Dispensing is also available as an eBook.
Part 1 - History of compounding
1. Historical perspective
2. Obsolete dosage forms, equipment and methods of preparation
3. Historical weights and measures
Part 2 - Pharmaceutical forms and their preparation
4. Key formulation skills
5. Extemporaneous dispensing
10. Ointments, pastes and gels
11. Suppositories and pessaries
12. Powders and capsules
13. Specialised formulation issues
Part 3 - Product formulae
15. Dusting powders
16. Internal mixtures
17. Liniments, lotions and applications
18. Ointments and pastes
20. Miscellaneous formulae
Appendix 1. Glossary of terms used in formulations
Appendix 2. Abbreviations commonly used in pharmacy
Appendix 3. Changing substance names from British Approved Names to recommended International Non-Proprietary Names
February 2011, American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
"The book is well received, since there are few textbooks or reference books available devoted specifically to compounding. The authors should be commended for emphasizing the historical content in tandem with the preparation instruction...the book remains a good resource for anyone interested in compounding"
Christine R. Birnie, PhD, American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education 75(1), Feb 2011