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Basics of Sterile Compounding: Ophthalmic Preparations, Part 1: Ophthalmic Solutions

Author(s):  Allen Loyd V Jr

Issue:  Sep/Oct 2016 - Volume 20, Number 5
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Abstract:  Ophthalmic preparations are used to treat allergies, bacterial and viral infections, glaucoma, and numerous other eye conditions. When the eye’s natural defensive mechanisms are compromised or overcome, an ophthalmic preparation, in a solution, suspension, or ointment form, may be indicated, with solutions being the most common form used to deliver a drug to the eye. This article provides a general discussion on ophthalmic preparations and specifically discusses the preparation of solutions.

Related Keywords: Loyd V. Allen, Jr., PhD, RPh, formulations, ophthalmic solutions, aseptic compounding, compounded sterile preparations, eye disorders, artificial tears, preservatives, viscosity enhancers, antioxidants, buffers, tonicity, incompatibilities, packaging, ocular administration, patient counseling, isotonic sodium chloride solution, ophthalmic decongestant solution, tobramycin, acetylcysteine, diclofenac, hydroxyamphetamine hydrobromide, dry eye

Related Categories: FORMULATIONS, OPHTHALMICS, PACKAGING, STERILE PREPARATIONS

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