Pharmaceutical Calculations / Edition 4

Paperback (Print)
Rent from
(Save 67%)
Est. Return Date: 07/22/2015
Buy New
Buy New from
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $24.47
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 69%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (20) from $24.47   
  • New (12) from $61.02   
  • Used (8) from $24.47   


Master all the essential methods for calculation and measurement of pharmaceuticals Now in a new edition that incorporates the most recent changes in pharmacy practice, Dr. Zatz's Pharmaceutical Calculations presents a logical, programmed format that builds mastery of important concepts and techniques quickly and efficiently. Used successfully by pharmacy students and professionals for over 20 years, this classic text encourages an active learning approach to attacking and solving problems.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"…a well-structured approach to the topic…" (Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy, No. 1, 2006)

"...a perfectly organized manual that serves as a expert guide…" (Electric Review, November/December 2005)

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471433538
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/25/2005
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 472
  • Sales rank: 222,381
  • Product dimensions: 7.01 (w) x 9.96 (h) x 0.89 (d)

Meet the Author

JOEL L. ZATZ, PhD, is Professor Emeritus at Rutgers University, New Jersey.

MARIA GLAUCIA TEIXEIRA, PhD, is an associate professor at the School of Pharmacy of the University of Wyoming.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents


To The Student.

Chapter 1: General Principles of Calculations.

Chapter 2: Units, Weighing, and Measuring.

Chapter 3: Prescription and Medication Orders.

Chapter 4: Dosage.

Chapter 5: Percentage Strength.

Chapter 6: Ratio Strength and Stock Solutions.

Chapter 7: Dilution and Concentration.

Chapter 8: Isotonicity, pH, and Buffers.

Chapter 9: Injectable Medications and Intravenous Fluids - Part I.

Chapter 10: Injectable Medications and Intravenous Fluids - Part II.

Chapter 11: Parenteral Nutrition.

Chapter 12: Biologics for Immunization.

Chapter 13: Radioactive Decay.

Chapter 14: Rate Laws and Shelf Life.


Appendix 1: Systems of Measurement.

Appendix 2: Calibration of Medicinal Dropper.

Appendix 3: Medical Abbreviations.

Appendix 4: Names, Atomic Weights and Symbols of Some Chemical Elements with Pharmaceutical Importance.

Appendix 5: Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition.

Appendix 6: Biologics for Immunization.

Appendix 7: Temperature Conversion.

Appendix 8: Proof Strength.

Appendix 9: Hydrophile Lipophile Balance (HLB).

Appendix 10: Vapor Pressure of Liquefied Propellants.

Appendix 11: Drug Binding Measured by Dialysis.

Appendix 12: Viscosity Measurement by the Capillary Viscometer.

Appendix 13: Sedimentation Kinetics.

Appendix 14: Suppository Mold Calculations.

Appendix 15: Powder Volume Calculations.

Literature Consulted.


Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 2
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)