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Basics of Compounding: Unique and Special Characteristics of Sterile Dosage Forms

Author(s):  Akers Michael J

Issue:  Nov/Dec 2014 - Volume 18, Number 6
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Abstract:  Sterile dosage forms are unique pharmaceutical dosage forms with characteristics and requirements unlike any other dosage form. This article features and focuses on the seven unique characteristics of sterile dosage forms.

Related Keywords: Michael J. Akers, PhD, compounded sterile preparations, injectables, topical preparations, drug safety, sterility, microbial contamination, storage, pyrogens, endotoxins, depyrogenation, particulates, stability, dosage forms, compatibility, packaging, isotonicity, osmotic pressure

Related Categories: ENVIRONMENTAL , PARENTERALS, STABILITIES, COMPATIBILITIES, STERILE PREPARATIONS, UNITED STATES PHARMACOPEIA CONVENTIONS, DOSAGE FORMS/DRUG CARRIERS

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