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Basics of Compounding: Tips and Hints, Part 3: Compounding with Ointments, Creams, Pastes, Gels, and Gel-creams

Author(s):  Allen Loyd V Jr

Issue:  May/Jun 2014 - Volume 18, Number 3
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Abstract:  This article represents the third in a series of articles on tips and hints of compounding. In this issue, we will discuss some tips and hints for the compounding of ointments, creams, pastes, gels, and gel-creams. For clarification, a gel-cream is a cream in which the external aqueous phase has been thickened using a gelling agent; the advantage is a more stable cream.

Related Keywords: Loyd V. Allen, Jr., PhD, RPh, topical preparations, transdermal absorption, drug powders, excipients, vehicles

Related Categories: EXCIPIENTS, DOSAGE FORMS/DRUG CARRIERS

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