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Compounding Practices in a Portuguese Community Pharmacy

Author(s):  Reis Maria, Carvalho Maria, Rodrigues Angelo

Issue:  Sep/Oct 2014 - Volume 18, Number 5
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Abstract:  All Portuguese community pharmacies have a compounding laboratory and minimum equipment for the preparation of nonsterile (traditional) compounded medicines, but a few community pharmacies specialize in compounding. At Farmácia Lordelo, the most frequently dispensed compounded medicines are oral liquids for pediatrics and multi-drug, semisolid preparations for dermatology patients. The majority of the compounded medicines is prepared in accordance with the national galenic formulary and standardized monographs, in order to guarantee the quality and safety of the compounded medicines dispensed.

Related Keywords: Maria Reis, PharmD, Maria Carvalho, PhD, Angelo Rodrigues, PhD, Portugal, Galenic formulary, compounding standards

Related Categories: LEGAL

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