Extemporaneous Formulations: Extemporaneous Formulations for Pediatric, Geriatric, and Special Needs Patients, 3rd Edition

ISBN: 9781585285242
ISBN-10: 1585285242
Copyright: 2016
Edition: 3rd
Author: Jew, Rita K., Soo-Hoo, Winson, Erush, Sarah C., Amiri, Elham,
Doody's Expert Review    Score: 95
Reviewer: Jennifer Colon,  PharmD, MS, MBA  (Temple University School of Pharmacy)
This reference compiles a comprehensive literature search identifying new drugs with extemporaneous formulations to provide an accurate and efficient resource for pharmacists who compound. It provides ingredients and compounding directions as well as stability data for compounds that are not commercially available. This third edition is updated with 39 new formulations.
The authors note that there is still a gap in pharmaceuticals with appropriate pediatric formulations, and there continues to be a need for pharmacists to prepare extemporaneous formulations. Additionally, compounding legislation continues to evolve, making it important that pharmacists who compound extemporaneous formulations must be vigilant in consulting updated references as well maintaining compliance with state regulations. This book is designed to meet these needs.
The intended audience is pharmacists and pharmacy technicians who compound extemporaneous formulations as part of their practice, particularly for pediatric patients. The authors are experienced authorities in this area and hold administrative level positions in their institutions.
This is an extensive compilation of extemporaneous compounds including elixirs, solutions, suspensions, syrups, topical/ophthalmic solutions, and commercially available products, as well as appendixes covering USP 795 compounding, ASHP technical assistance bulletin on compounding nonsterile pharmacy products, and the Michigan Pediatric Safety Collaboration: Standardized Concentrations of Compounded Oral Liquids. The best part of this book is how inclusive it is and how efficient it is to navigate. The appendixes are especially useful to ensure appropriate and safe nonsterile compounding, which is prevalent in pharmacies that service pediatrics.
This exceptional, high-quality reference is crucial for those who perform extemporaneous compounding as this specialized area of pharmacy continues to evolve. It stands alone in its completeness and accuracy.
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