Day 9: Special Formulations

There are times that a medication is needed in a route/dose/mixture that isn't available through a manufacturer. Most of them are ordered solutions for pediatric patients.

Today I got to compound sildenafil solution, hydrocortisone solution, enalapril solution, etc. Lots of crushing tablets which required some arm muscles. But I also opened up 50 capsules of ursodiol, which was much easier! 

The pharmacy looked a lot like a chemistry lab, with lots of drugs but also chemical ingredients necessary for a formulation. They don't just make solutions, but also tablets, capsules, suppositories, etc. 

This was a shorter day, but lots of fun!

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