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Christopher A Langley and Dawn Belcher. Pharmaceutical Compounding and Dispensing. United Kingdom Pharmaceutical Press. In the introduction to the FASTtrack series, the authors describe the series as revision guidelines designed for use in conjunction with textbooks and reference books as an aid to guide undergraduate pharmacy students through their examinations. Pharmaceutical Compounding and Dispensing is a well-written study guide to extemporaneous pharmaceutical compounding and dispensing following the British National Formulary and British Pharmacopoeia guidelines.
This book is a well organized comprehensive review of extemporaneous pharmaceutical compounding and dispensing written by British educators. Chapter 1 outlines the layout of the text, general principles of labeling, pharmaceutical packaging, and standards for extemporaneous dispensing. Chapters 2 through 8 are dedicated faasttrack the extemporaneous preparation of key dosage forms.
Each chapter begins with an overview and introduction of each product type, followed by methods of pharmaceutkcal, worked examples and self-assessment exercises. Chapters 2 through 5 cover the preparation of solutions, suspensions, emulsions, and creams, respectively.
FASTtrack: Pharmaceutical Compounding and Dispensing
The preparation of ointments, pastes, and gels are covered in Chapter 6. Chapter 7 guides you through the compounding of suppositories and pessaries. The final chapter covers the preparation of powders and capsules. Embedded in each chapter are shaded boxes.
The boxes are used to emphasize chapter objectives, patient and prescription information, important tips, and key points.
The use of these boxes throughout the book is a beneficial tool. Self-assessment exercises are found at the end of each chapter. Assessments include multiple-choice questions MCQscase studies, sample essay questions, and worked examples.
Answers to self-assessment exercises are provided in a separate section following Chapter 8.
Appendices 1 through 3 provide a glossary of terms used in formulations, formulas, and abbreviations commonly used in pharmacy.
Overall this book is an excellent review of extemporaneous compounding and dispensing following the British National Formulary. The book addresses product preparation and use, safety calculations, dispensing containers, labeling, discard dates, and patient information concerning an extemporaneously prepared dosage form under one condensed cover. The inclusion of self-assessment exercises and answers is a beneficial tool not found parmaceutical other books covering extemporaneous compounding and dispensing.
However, Copounding would not recommend this book as a study guide for undergraduate pharmacy students preparing for examinations following the United States PharmacopeiaNational Formulary USP-NF guidelines. The authors themselves state in Chapter 1 that in all the worked examples and the information provided in fasttrakc text has been fully referenced, wherever possible, using British PharmacopoeiaLondon: Several formulas contain products that are not approved for use by the Food and Drug Administration FDA and greatly limit its usefulness as a study guide for those preparing for examinations following the USP-NF guidelines.
This book would be a useful addition disppensing the resource and reference library of pharmacy educators and practicing pharmacists seeking a review of extemporaneous pharmaceutical compounding and dispensing.
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