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Applied Pharmaceutics and Contemporary Compounding, 3e

Robert Shrewsbury
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Applied Pharmaceutics in Contemporary Compounding, Third Edition and its accompanying website have been carefully developed for pharmacists, pharmacy educators, pharmacy and pharmacy technician students.

Derived from the author’s personal experience conducting pharmaceutics and compounding laboratories at the University of North Carolina School of Pharmacy, this book provides an integration of pharmaceutics and compounding information.

Applied Pharmaceutics in Contemporary Compounding is well illustrated to visually reinforce the content. Many of the compounding procedures are shown in step-by-step photographs or illustrations, and are available as movie clips on the accompanying website.

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  • The accompanying website provides pharmaceutics laboratory exercises, compounding laboratory exercises, formulation records of compounds made in the UNC laboratory, additional instructional media, and interactive question/answer exercises. 
  • Writing is direct, clearly-written, and concise
  • Illustrations visually complement examples
  • Examples guide students through difficult concepts
  • Adequate space is provided to answer questions
  • Formulation Records and Worksheets ask students to work through scenarios similar to those they will see in their careers.

About the Author

Robert Shrewsbury

Dr. Shrewsbury received his B.S. in pharmacy from the University of Oklahoma in 1972 and his Ph.D. in pharmaceutical sciences from the University of Kentucky in 1977. He joined the University of North Carolina School of Pharmacy faculty in 1980 and is currently an associate professor in the division of pharmacy practice and experiential education. His background training is in basic and applied biopharmaceutics and pharmacokinetics, and drug interaction mechanisms. More recently, his research interest have focused on classroom and laboratory instructional methodologies utilizing web based or technology based formats. He has authored books in pharmacy and pharmacology, and has written a number of online pharmacy courses and study guides.

Table of Contents


What is Compounding?

Regulatory Landscape of Compounding

Quality Assurance Program

Drug Product/Preparation Stability

An Order to Compound

Compounding Facilities, Ingredients and Equipment

Weighing and Measuring

Oerview of Solutions

Compounded Oral Solutions

Flavoring, Sweetening, and Coloring Oral Preparations

Colloids and Gels



Semisolid Dosage Forms

Dermatological Preparations: Ointments and Pastes

Lozenges and Medication Sticks


Medicated Powder Preparations


Introduction to Tablets

Compounded Tablets

Modified-Release Drug Delivery Systems

Compounded Modified-Release Preparations

Sterile Compounded Preparations: Routes of Administration

Sterile Compounded Preparations: Types of Preparations and Devices

Sterile Compounded Preparations: Facility Equipment

Sterile Compounded Preparations: Techniques and Processes

Ophthalmic Preparations

Otic and Intranasal Preparations


Biotechnology Preparations: Special Therapeutic Agents

Aerosols, Foams, and Sprays

Photo Credits