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Basics: Excipients Used in Nonsterile Compounding, Part 2

Author(s):  Allen Loyd V Jr

Issue:  Sep/Oct 2019 - Volume 23, Number 5
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Abstract:  The July-August 2019 issue of the International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding includes part 1 of a 3-part article on the topic of excipients used in nonsterile compounding. This article, which discusses dosage form design and excipients related to appearance, palatability, flavoring, sweetening, and coloring, represents part 2 of this 3-part series. Part 3 will discuss preservatives used in nonsterile preparations. The topics presented in part 2 are very important for patient compliance. The colors, flavors, sweetening, appearance, and other dosage form characteristics can often be modified to enhance compliance by the patient, which can aid in therapeutic effectiveness.

Related Keywords: Loyd V. Allen Jr., PhD, RPh, nonsterile compounding, dosage forms, drug delivery systems, patient age, route of administration, appearance, palatability, flavoring, taste sensation, texture, sweetening, sweeteners, coloring, allergic reactions

Related Categories: EXCIPIENTS, UNITED STATES PHARMACOPEIA CONVENTIONS, DOSAGE FORMS/DRUG CARRIERS

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