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Compounding

the act of mixing, reconstituting, and packaging a drug

Hydrophilic

water loving (creams)

Non-occlusive

does not form a barrier

Hydrophobic

water hating (ointments)

Occlusive

forms a barrier

How should weights get picked up

with the special desginated tweezers

Why shouldn't the weights be picked up with fingers

the oil on fingers will corrode the metals, altering the weight

motor

the mixing bowl

pestle

the rounded knob

porcelan mortors are used for

blending powders

glass mortors are used for

mixing porous liquids, suspensions or substances that may stain

spatulas

for mixing or filling jars

trituration

using mortir and pestle to crush tablets into fine powder

levigation

process of incorparating small particles of a drug into a base

pulverization by intervention

the reductions of a solid by combinding it with a solvent that will evaporate

capsule

hard or soft shell of getatin that encloses the drug

reconstitution

maixing a liquid into a powder drug

counting trays should

always be cleaned to prevent contamination

why should you tap the jar

to eliminate bubbles

What factors affect the stability of a drug

light, air, and temperature

signs of deteriation

odor and discoloration

Records of repackaged medications must be kept

for 3 years

Eutectic

2 solids are mixed together to form a liquid

miscible

capable of being mixed together

emulsion

unstable system consisting of atleast 2 immiscible products

extemporaneous compounding

on demand preparation or a drug product according to patients Rx

pharmacy vehicle

the solvent that serves as a carrier for the medications

what should you always do before leaving the compounding area

zero balance the scale

graduated cylinders

used to measure liquids

convical container

should not be used for measuring but used to stir the compound solution

solute

drug

solvent

vehicle/base

solution

drug and vehicle/base

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