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Basics of Compounding: Foam Dosage Forms

Author(s):  Allen Loyd V Jr

Issue:  Jul/Aug 2013 - Volume 17, Number 4
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Abstract:  The purpose of this article is to provide information on the use of foam dosage forms and pharmacists’ ability to extemporaneously compound them. The article provides: 1) a discussion on the rationale and advantages of using foams, 2) a differentiation between the various types and structures of foams, 3) a list of the various types of ingredients and examples of each, and 4) a description of the preparation of pharmaceutical foams.

Related Keywords: Loyd V. Allen Jr., PhD, RPh, foam dosage forms, topical administration, transdermal penetration, foam types, stability, foaming agents, hydrophobic solvents, hydrophilic solvents, emollients, silicone oils, surface-active agents, gelling agents, propellants, pressurized aerosols, airspray foam pump, whipping, beating, formulations, iodine, foamable carrier, diclofenac, minoxidil, foam vehicle, bubbling, stabilization, stability, destabilization

Related Categories: EXCIPIENTS, FORMULATIONS, STABILITIES, COMPATIBILITIES, QUALITY CONTROL, DOSAGE FORMS/DRUG CARRIERS

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