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Compounding

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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