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Basics of Compounding: Parenteral Preparations

Author(s):  Allen Loyd V Jr

Issue:  Nov/Dec 2001 - High-Tech Compounding
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Abstract:  A parenteral is a sterile preparation administered to the body by injection. This article covers the history of the injection, parenterals today, uses of parenteral preparations, preparation methods and techniques, physicochemical uniqueness of common ingredients, quality control, storage and labeling, stability, patient counseling and incompatibilities (concentration, pH, solubility, complexation and light). Tables provide information regarding preservatives; antioxidants; and solubilizing, wetting and emulsifying agents used in parenteral preparations.

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