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The goal of A Practical Guide to Contemporary Pharmacy Practice, from its beginning, has been to provide a succinct, easy-to-use, current, and very functional handbook on the practice of pharmacy. The 3rd edition continues in this tradition. This book provides a source for contemporary practice previously found spread out over journal articles, legal documents, standards of practice, specialty books, and textbooks. It goes through the steps of receiving the prescription, preparing it, and completing the compound. A back-of-book CD-ROM complements the text with study guides, interactive self-assessment, and multimedia demonstrations of compounding procedures for key chapters. A companion Website will include resources for instructors.

Table of Contents

PART 1: PROCESSING THE PRESCRIPTION CHAPTER 1: Prescription and Medication Drug Orders CHAPTER 2: Labeling Prescriptions and Medications CHAPTER 3: Controlled Substances CHAPTER 4: Expiration and Beyond-Use Dating CHAPTER 5: Drug Utilization Review and Medication-Use Evaluation CHAPTER 6: Patient Counseling PART 2: CALCULATIONS CHAPTER 7: Systems of Measurement and Introduction to Pharmaceutical Calculations CHAPTER 8: Quantity and Concentration Expressions and Calculations CHAPTER 9: Evaluating Dosage Regimens CHAPTER 10: Aliquot Calculations CHAPTER 11: Isotonicity Calculations PART 3: COMPOUNDING DRUG PREPARATIONS CHAPTER 12: General Guidelines for Preparing Compounded Drug Preparations CHAPTER 13: Selection, Storage, and Handling of Compounding Equipment and Ingredients CHAPTER 14: Selection and Use of Weighing and Measuring Equipment PART 4: PHARMACEUTICAL EXCIPIENTS CHAPTER 15: Pharmaceutical Solvents and Solubilizing Agents CHAPTER 16: Antimicrobial Preservatives CHAPTER 17: Antioxidants CHAPTER 18: Buffers and pH Adjusting Agents CHAPTER 19: Viscosity-Inducing Agents CHAPTER 20: Surfactants and Emulsifying Agents CHAPTER 21: Colors, Flavors, Sweeteners, and Scents CHAPTER 22: Vehicles for Liquid Preparations CHAPTER 23: Ointment Bases CHAPTER 24: Suppository Bases PART 5: NONSTERILE DOSAGE FORMS AND THEIR PREPARATION CHAPTER 25: Powders CHAPTER 26: Capsules, Lozenges, and Other Solid Oral Dosage Forms CHAPTER 27: Solutions CHAPTER 28: Suspensions CHAPTER 29: Liquid Emulsions CHAPTER 30: Semisolids: Ointments, Creams, Gels, Pastes, and Collodions CHAPTER 31: Suppositories PART 6: STERILE DOSAGE FORMS AND THEIR PREPARATION CHAPTER 32: General Principles of Sterile Dosage Form Preparation CHAPTER 33: Ophthalmic, Nasal, Inhalation, and Irrigation Solutions CHAPTER 34: Parenteral Preparations CHAPTER 35: Total Parenteral Nutrition PART 7: VETERINARY PHARMACY CHAPTER 36: Veterinary Pharmacy Practice PART 8: COMPATIBILITY AND STABILITY CHAPTER 37: Compatibility and Stability of Drug Products and Preparations APPENDICES APPENDIX A: Abbreviations Commonly Used in Prescriptions and Medication Orders APPENDIX B: Nomograms for Determination of Body Surface Area from Height and Weight APPENDIX C: National Center for Health Statistics Growth Charts APPENDIX D: Isotonicity Values INDEX

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