Remington - Essentials of Pharmaceutics
Linda A. Felton
Pharmaceutical Press, 2013 - Medical - 784 pages
Remington: Essentials of Pharmaceutics provides a concise yet detailed resource covering all aspects of pharmaceutics, from the scientific fundamentals to the dosage forms and drug delivery systems to drug product analyses. The pharmaceutics section in Remington: The Science and Practice of Pharmacy, which is the most commonly used and well respected section of the book, is presented here as a single volume, designed to be portable for laboratory and classroom use. This book focuses on the pharmaceutics aspects of pharmacy practice. The text pulls heavily from the Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Dosage Forms sections. Various delivery systems and dosage forms are covered as well as parenterals, sterilization processes, and sterile compounding. One chapter addresses pharmaceutical excipients and another discusses pharmaceutical packaging. Pharmaceutical analysis, product characterization, quality control, stability, bioavailability, and dissolution are also covered. Fundamental scientific concepts including thermodynamics, ionic solutions and electrolyte equilibria, tonicity, chemical kinetics, rheology, complex formation and interfacial phenomenon are presented. The text also provides an introduction to pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics and the principles of absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion. In addition, some introductory concepts on drug discovery and drug product approval as well as information resources in pharmacy and the pharmaceutical sciences are presented. This book will be useful for anyone interested in pharmaceutics and drug delivery. The focus on the essential concepts of pharmaceutics and drug delivery, however, make this text an exceptionally valuable resource for scientists new to the pharmaceutical industry as well as pharmacy and graduate students.