FASTtrack: Pharmaceutics - Dosage Form and Design

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Pharmaceutics - Dosage Form and Design 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.
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Overview

Pharmaceutics - Dosage Form and Design 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.
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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Rahmat M Talukder, Ph.D.(Southwestern Oklahoma State University College of Pharmacy)
Description: This study guide presents theoretical and practical aspects of common pharmaceutical dosage forms. Similar to other books in FASTtrack series, this one has been designed to help graduate pharmacists understand the complexity of pharmaceutical dosage form development, which will be helpful in their professional practice. The most notable features are the use of bulleted key points and tips in each chapter and multiple choice questions at the end of each chapter.
Purpose: The objective is to present pertinent scientific information succinctly so that the book can serve as a revision guide or as a study guide.
Audience: This is a handy tool for graduate pharmacists and can serve as a guide for candidates who are preparing for registration examinations. Undergraduate students will find it easy to read with some useful information on relevant topics. Professor David Jones is a well known educator/scientist in pharmaceutics.
Features: The book deals with the theoretical and practical aspects of various pharmaceutical dosage form design. In 8 chapters out of 10, fundamental principles of various dosage forms for different routes of administration are presented. For example, there are discussions on dosage forms for parenteral, nasal, oral, ocular, and rectal administrations. There are also brief discussions on commonly used recipients for developing those formulations. This is a well organized book that presents the topics in an easy to read style. Most chapters begin with a general description, followed by discussions on advantages and disadvantages of dosage forms administered through a particular route. This book covers various dosage forms, but the addition of separate chapters on preformulation and controlled release dosage forms will make it a well rounded one.
Assessment: Complex issues in pharmaceutical formulations are discussed at an appropriate level with sufficient illustrations making this an excellent review guide for pharmacists. Although undergraduates can also use this book, they should remember that it is not a replacement for a pharmaceutics textbook. Ansel's Pharmaceutical Dosage Forms and Drug Delivery Systems, 8th edition, Allen et al. (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2005) is an appropriate required text for undergraduates.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780857110787
  • Publisher: Pharmaceutical Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2014
  • Edition number: 2

Table of Contents


Introduction to the FASTtrack series vii Preface viii About the author x
1 Pharmaceutical solutions for oral administration 1 General description 1 Advantages and disadvantages of pharmaceutical solutions for oral administration 2 Drug solubility 2 Excipients used in pharmaceutical solutions for oral administration 6 Types of pharmaceutical solutions 15 Multiple choice questions 21
2 Pharmaceutical disperse systems 1: suspensions - general principles and the formulation of suspensions for oral administration 25 General description 25 Advantages and disadvantages of pharmaceutical suspensions 26 The physical stability of pharmaceutical suspensions 27 Formulation considerations for orally administered suspension formulations 33 Excipients used in the formulation of suspensions for oral administration 35 Multiple choice questions 42
3 Pharmaceutical disperse systems 2: emulsions and creams 45 General description 45 Advantages and disadvantages of pharmaceutical emulsions 46 Emulsion instability and theories of emulsification 47 Formulation of pharmaceutical emulsions 55 Excipients used in pharmaceutical emulsions 65 Manufacture of emulsions 70 Multiple choice questions 70
4 Pharmaceutical disperse systems 3: ointments, pastes, lotions, gels and related formulations 75 Introduction 75 Advantages and disadvantages of pharmaceutical ointments, pastes, lotions, liniments, collodions and gels 76 Pharmaceutical ointments and pastes 77 Pharmaceutical lotions, liniments, collodions and paints 86 Pharmaceutical gels 88 Multiple choice questions 99
5 Parenteral formulations 103 General description 103 Routes of parenteral administration 103 Advantages and disadvantages ofparenteral formulations 106 Formulation considerations for parenteral formulations 108 Surface-active agents 115 Multiple choice questions 131
6 Ocular, nasal and otic dosage forms 135 Introduction 135 Advantages and disadvantages of ocular dosage forms 136 Administration of therapeutic agents to the eye 137 Nasal formulations 150 Otic formulations 152 Multiple choice questions 154
7 Vaginal and rectal dosage forms 157 Introduction 157 Rectal dosage forms 157 Vaginal dosage forms 174 Multiple choice questions 177
8 Respiratory dosage forms 181 Introduction 181 Advantages and disadvantages of respiratory drug delivery 181 Physiology of the respiratory tract 182 Factors affecting the deposition of particles/droplets within the respiratory tract 184 Mechanisms of particle deposition within the respiratory tract 185 Formulation of respiratory dosage forms 187 Multiple choice questions 199
9 Solid-dosage forms 1: tablets 203 Introduction 203 Advantages and disadvantages of tablets as dosage forms 209 Manufacture of tablets 210 Tablet defects 243 Postprocessing effects on tablet properties 243 Coating of tablets 244 Multiple choice questions 251
10 Solid-dosage forms 2: capsules 255 Introduction 255 Advantages and disadvantages of capsule formulations 256 Materials and manufacture of capsules 256 Formulation considerations for hard gelatin capsules 260 Soft gelatin capsules 266 Multiple choice questions 270 Multiple choice answers 273 Index 276
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