PHAR 125 Principles of Pharmacy Practical

Introduction to dispensing prescriptions – labelling, sources of information, pharmaceutical
compounding, posology and dosage calculations, pharmaceutical calculations, measurements and
weighing. Pharmaceutical dosage forms; Routes of administration, Basic incompatibilities in dispensing;
colouring and flavouring agents, pharmaceutical solvents, diluents, antioxidants and buffers, common
waxes, oils and fats. Precision and accuracy in dispensing. Various calculations used in dispensing.
Preparation of percentage solutions, aromatic solutions, mixtures, emulsions, suspensions, syrups, lotions
creams and suppositories.