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APhA Publishes Fifth Edition of Trissel’s Stability of Compounded Formulations

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Summarizes specific formulations and stability studies on 510 products


WASHINGTON, DC – The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) published the fifth edition of Trissel’s™ Stability of Compounded Formulations, the only book in print that compiles all currently available stability information on drugs in compounded oral, enteral, topical, ophthalmic and other specialized preparations.

The book will help readers (a) determine whether formulated compounds will be stable for the anticipated duration of use, (b) properly store and repackage compounded formulations, (c) formulate in accordance with documented standards and (d) counsel patients on the use and storage of compounded medications.

Based on data published over the past 55 years, the reference summarizes specific formulations and stability studies in monographs on 510 products including 77 new monographs and 433 updated from the previous edition. Each monograph is organized into three easy-to-use categories: Properties, General Stability Considerations and Stability Reports of Compounded Preparations. Fourth and fifth categories—Compatibility with Other Drug Products and Compatibility with Common Beverages and Foods—are included where information is available.

The work was written by Lawrence A. Trissel, FASHP, author of the Handbook on Injectable Drugs, Trissel’s 2 Clinical Pharmaceutics Database, Trissel’s Calcium and Phosphate Compatibility in Parenteral Nutrition and (as coauthor with Quanyun A. Xu) Stability-Indicating HPLC Methods for Drug Analysis. Trissel is Research Consultant with TriPharma Research, St. Augustine, Florida.

Trissel’s Stability of Compounded Formulations, 5th edition (ISBN 978-1-58212-167-3; hardbound; 580 pages; $145.00 [$116.00 for APhA members]) may be ordered online, www.pharmacist.com/shop, or by phone, 800-878-0729. 

About the American Pharmacists Association
The American Pharmacists Association, founded in 1852 as the American Pharmaceutical Association, is a 501 (c)(6) organization, representing more than 62,000 practicing pharmacists, pharmaceutical scientists, student pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and others interested in advancing the profession. APhA, dedicated to helping all pharmacists improve medication use and advance patient care, is the first-established and largest association of pharmacists in the United States. For more information, please visit www.pharmacist.com.


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