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Ansel’s Pharmaceutical Dosage Forms and Drug Delivery Systems

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The purpose of this text is to introduce pharmacy students to the principles, practices, and technologies applied in the preparation of pharmaceutical dosage forms and drug delivery systems. An integrated presentation is used in this textbook to demonstrate the interrelationships between pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical principles, product design, formulation, manufacture, compounding, and the clinical application of the various dosage forms in patient care. Regulations and standards governing the manufacturing and compounding of pharmaceuticals are also presented. The detailed presentation of each…

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Dosage Forms

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As pure compounds, drugs are usually solid substances (amorphous or crystalline) or, in rare cases, liquids. Drugs are combined with several inert materials called excipients, and these mixtures are processed into distinct units called dosage forms. Each excipient plays an important role in the overall performance of the dosage form. An excipient may facilitate drug release, improve drug stability, protect the product from microbial contamination, provide elegance, or make the product easy to manufacture on a large scale. Examples of…

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