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Basics of Compounding: Compounding Suppositories: Part I - Theoretical Considerations

Author(s):  Allen Loyd V Jr

Issue:  Jul/Aug 2000 - Compounding for Hospice and Cancer Patients
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Abstract:  The author discusses applications/uses of suppositories, their physicochemical considerations, the presence of water, hygroscopicity, viscosity, brittleness, density, volume contraction, special problems, incompatibilities, rate of drug release, bases, oil-soluble bases, hydrogenated vegetable oil bases, water-soluble bases and stability.

Related Keywords: analgesics, antiasthmatics, antinauseants, hormones, local effect, rectal, suppositories, suppository, systemic effect, urethral, vaginal

Related Categories: HOSPICE/PALLIATIVE CARE, PEDIATRICS, SUPPORT

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