Forms and Purposes of Compounding

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Forms and Purposes of Compounding Jessica Thibodeaux Compounding drugs is useful to discontinue certain drugs as well as compounding a drug in a form that will benefit specific patients. Compounding requires knowledge of pharmacy calculations and any active ingredients needed in the prescription. The pharmacist must have a formula or recipe and all ingredients. Each ingredient will need to be weighed and double checked for accuracy. The need of the patient will need to be considered before starting the compounding process. Also the type of patient such as human or animal will need to be considered. The dosage forms include: capsules, liquids, solutions, suspensions, emulsions, ointments, suppositories,
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Unformatted text preview: creams, transdermal, gels, otic, and nasal forms. Patients with special needs such as a patient that cannot swallow medications may have to have his or her medications compounded into suppository or a dissolvable form. A child would need to have his or her medications compounded into liquid or gel form. Phenergan comes in tablet, liquid, and gel form. The gel form is useful for patients that are unable to hold down liquids or solids. The type of patient whether it be a human or animal will need to be considered to make sure the dosage form is made for the patient....
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