Are your exams coming up? Are you drowning in textbooks and lecture notes and wondering where to begin? Take the FASTtrack route to successful study for your examinations. FASTtrack is a new series of indispensable revision/study guides created especially for pharmacy students. Each book focuses on what pharmacy students really need to know in order to pass exams, providing concise, bulleted information, key points, tips and an all-important self-assessment section which includes MCQs, case studies, sample essay questions and worked examples. The FASTtrack series provides the ultimate lecture notes and is a must-have for all pharmacy students wanting to study and test themselves for forthcoming exams. FASTtrack: Pharmaceutical Compounding and Dispensing focuses on what pharmacy students really need to know in order to pass exams, providing concise, bulleted information, key points, tips and an all-important self-assessment section which includes MCQs, case studies, sample essay questions and worked examples. Based on the successful textbook, Pharmaceutical Compounding and Dispensing, this FASTtrack book has been designed to assist the student compounder in understanding the key dosage forms encountered within extemporaneous dispensing. All the references to modern texts (for example, the BNF) have been updated for this new edition, as well as labelling to reflect changes since the publication of the first edition. Some worked examples have been changed owing to the availability of pharmaceutical ingredients. Readers are now given access to online videos demonstrating various dispensing procedures.
"Of value to new practitioners involved in compounding nonsterile pharmaceutical preparations...Each chapter starts with an overview of the dosage form followed by discussions of general methods, a number of worked examples, and then a self-assessment section...each chapter includes both key points and tips. The detail included in the examples in the chapters on dosage forms is exceptional...it delivers a practical guide for students whose curricula continue to provide didactic and practice experiences in compounding." Joseph Boullata, PharmD (University of Pennsylvania College of Nursing), Doody's Notes, July 2012
1. Introduction; 2. Solutions; 3. Suspensions; 4. Emulsions; 5. Creams; 6. Ointments, Pastes and Gels; 7. Suppositories and Pessaries; 8. Powders and Capsules; Bibilography; Further Reading; Appendix 1: Glossary of Terms Used in Formulations; Appendix 2: Abbreviations Commonly Used Within Pharmacy; Appendix 3: Formulae Contents