[Pharmacy compounding of an omeprazole suspension]

ArticleinJournal de pharmacie de Belgique 64(2):54-63 · July 2009with18 Reads
Source: PubMed
The problems of preparation of different pharmaceutically compounded formulations of prescribed omeprazole suspensions are discussed. Problems that can be cited are: inadequate preparation, chemical and physical stability problems, taste problems and low bioavailability. The formulation of the omeprazole suspension is optimized, taking into account the cited problems. At the same time, some formulations are presented, ensuring chemical stability of omeprazole and its bioavailability.
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