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Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Sous presse. Epreuves corrigées par l'auteur. Disponible en ligne depuis le mardi 4 février 2020
Doi : 10.1016/j.jaad.2019.10.038
accepted : 11 October 2019
A review of the clinical indications, general principles and techniques related to compounding

Elliott H. Campbell, MD a, , Dirk M. Elston, MD b, Chad L. Straughan, PharmD c
a School of Medicine, Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana 
b Department of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina 
c <>Tidewater Pharmacy, Charleston, South Carolina 

Reprint requests: Elliott H. Campbell, MD, 716 Timberline Dr, Villa Hills, KY 41017.716 Timberline DrVilla HillsKY41017

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.

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Key words : compatibility, compounding, formulation, levigation, quenching

Abbreviations used : O/W, W/O

 Funding sources: None.
 Conflicts of interest: None disclosed.
 IRB approval status: Not applicable.

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