Extemporaneous compounding is a means to tailor a medication to an individual patient's needs and may be required when no commercial product exists to meet that need. Compounded products range from buffered lidocaine to topical creams and ointments. This article outlines the clinical indications and general principles related to the manufacture of topical and common formulations.Le texte complet de cet article est disponible en PDF.
Key words : compatibility, compounding, formulation, levigation, quenching
Abbreviations used : O/W, W/O
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