Friday, September 17, 2021

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Tips for Writing a Pharmacy School Personal Statement

Like in any other field of education, a pharmacy statement is a way of selling yourself to the admission tutors by showing them why you…
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Cracking in Tablet Manufacturing: Causes and Remedies

A major problem that can occur during or after tablet manufacture is cracking. This can manifest itself in a number of ways, depending upon the…
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Common Tablet Defects: Causes and Remedies

Tablet defects are deficiencies that are usually encountered in tablet formulation. Depending on experience, machinery and excipient used, produced or compressed tablets can develop certain…
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25 Common Practical Questions and Suggested Answer for Tablet Coating

During the development of coating formulae and processes, common problems tend to recur. This section brings together a collection of 25 typical queries and provides…
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Aseptic and Sterile Conditions: Do You Know the Difference?

It is obvious that microbial cultures need to be handled in a safe manner in order to avoid the risk of infection. It is therefore…
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7 Differences between Oil-in-Water and Water-in-Oil Emulsions

An emulsion is a dispersion of at least two immiscible liquids, one of which is dispersed as droplets in the other liquid, and stabilized by…
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How to Reconstitute Injectable Powder for Suspension [Step-By-Step Guide]

Powder for injectable suspension is sterile preparation intended for reconstitution to form a suspension for parenteral use. The dry powder upon the addition of suitable…
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5 Polymer Properties Important in Film Coating

The film-forming polymer is the most important constituent of a coating—literally, the glue that holds the coat together. Polymers usually constitute roughly 50–75% of the…
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Techniques Available for Tablet Coating

Tablet coating is a common pharmaceutical technique that involves the application of an essentially dry, outer layer of coating material to the surface of dosage…
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Common Tooling Terminology

[caption id="attachment_4191" align="aligncenter" width="520"] Labeled diagram of a tablet press tooling[/caption] It is important for those working with a tablet press to be familiar with…
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Common Tooling Terminology

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Why Do the Effects of Drugs Vary Between Different People?

A drug is any substance that is used for cure, diagnosis, and prevention of diseases in man and other animals. For practical purposes, drugs and…
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Differences Between Hard Gelatin Capsules and Soft Gelatin Capsules

Capsules are the dosage forms in which the drug formulation in a powder, semisolid, or liquid form is enclosed in a shell. This shell is…
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7 Non-drug Treatment Approaches for Hypertension

Lifestyle modifications are the foundation for preventing hypertension, and they are an important component of first-line therapy in all patients treated with antihypertensive drug therapy.…
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16 Drugs That May Increase Blood Pressure

Hypertension also known as high blood pressure is a widespread epidemic that affects as many as 1.13 billion people worldwide and approximately 60 million adults…
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12 Importance of Dosage Forms

A pharmaceutical dosage form is the entity that is administered to patient so that they receive an effective dose of a drug. It is a…
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12 Importance of Dosage Forms

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Film Coating and Sugar Coating: Do You Know the Differences?

Coating is one of the oldest pharmaceutical processes that is still practiced today. It is a process by which an essentially dry, outer layer of…
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11 Tips on How to Control Crystal Growth in Pharmaceutical Suspensions

Crystal growth, also known as Ostwald ripening is simply the change in the particle size distribution in pharmaceutical suspensions. It a process whereby small particles…
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Differences between Flocculated and Deflocculated Suspensions

A pharmaceutical suspension is the dispersion of solid particles (usually a drug) in a liquid medium (usually aqueous) in which the drug is not readily…
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10 Foods and Drinks to Avoid If You Have Hypertension

Blood pressure in a very simple term refers to the pressure/force with which blood flows in the blood vessels. It is a vital part of…
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Glossary of Pharmaceutical Dosage Forms and Drug Delivery Systems

Dosage forms are pharmaceutical preparations or formulations in which a specific mixture of drug substances (active pharmaceutical ingredients) and inactive components (excipients) are presented in…
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