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Pharm D 1st Year Pharmaceutics PDF Notes

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Feeling lost in the intricate world of drug formulation and development? Look no further! These Pharm D Pharmaceutics PDF Notes equips you with the key to unlocking the secrets of Pharm D Pharmaceutics. We'll explore the fascinating science behind creating safe and effective medications, from formulation design to manufacturing processes. Get ready to master fundamental concepts, understand various dosage forms, and gain a deeper appreciation for the complexities of bringing life-saving drugs to patients.

Pharm D Pharmaceutics Notes
Pharm D Pharmaceutics Notes


This course is designed to impart a fundamental knowledge on the art and science of formulating different dosage forms. It prepares the students for most basics of the applied field of pharmacy.


Upon completion of the course, the student shall be able to understand:-

  • a. know the formulation aspects of different dosage forms;

  • b. do different pharmaceutical caluculation involved in formulation;

  • c. formulate different types of dosage forms; and

  • d. appreciate the importance of good formulation for effectiveness.

Pharm D Pharmaceutics PDF Notes

Unit 1

a. Introduction to dosage forms - classification and definitions

b. Prescription: definition, parts and handling

c. Posology: Definition, Factors affecting dose selection. Calculation of children and infant doses.

Unit 2

Historical back ground and development of profession of pharmacy and pharmaceutical industry in brief.

Unit 3

Development of Indian Pharmacopoeia and introduction to other Pharmacopoeias such as BP, USP, European Pharmacopoeia, Extra pharmacopoeia and Indian national formulary.

Unit 4

Weights and measures, Calculations involving percentage solutions, allegation, proof spirit, isotonic solutions etc.

Unit 5

Powders and Granules: Classification advantages and disadvantages, Preparation of simple, compound powders, Insufflations, Dusting powders, Eutectic and Explosive powders, Tooth powder and effervescent powders and granules.

Unit 6

Monophasic Dosage forms: Theoretical aspects of formulation including adjuvant like stabilizers, colorants, flavours with examples. Study of Monophasic liquids like gargles, mouth washes, Throat paint, Ear drops, Nasal drops, Liniments and lotions, Enemas and collodions.

Unit 7

Biphasic dosage forms: Suspensions and emulsions, Definition, advantages and disadvantages, classification, test for the type of emulsion, formulation, stability and evaluation.

Unit 8

Suppositories and pessaries: Definition, advantages and disadvantages, types of base, method of preparation, Displacement value and evaluation

Unit 9

Galenicals: Definition, equipment for different extraction processes like infusion, Decoction, Maceration and Percolation, methods of preparation of spirits, tinctures and extracts.

Unit 10

Pharmaceutical calculations.

Unit 11

Surgical aids: Surgical dressings, absorbable gelatin sponge, sutures, ligatures and medicated bandages.

Unit 12

Incompatibilities: Introduction, classification and methods to overcome the incompatibilities


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