Practical Pharmaceutics

An International Guideline for the Preparation, Care and Use of Medicinal Products

  • Yvonne Bouwman-Boer
  • V'Iain Fenton-May
  • Paul Le Brun

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Yvonne Bouwman-Boer, V’Iain Fenton-May, Paul Le Brun
    Pages 1-6
  3. Andrew Lowey, Stefanie Melhorn
    Pages 7-24
  4. Helena Jenzer, V’Iain Fenton-May
    Pages 25-49
  5. Minna Helin-Tanninen, João Pinto
    Pages 51-75
  6. Antje Lein, Shi Wai Ng
    Pages 77-97
  7. Anne de Boer, Ernst Eber
    Pages 99-129
  8. Suzy Dreijer - van der Glas
    Pages 131-138
  9. Suzy Dreijer - van der Glas, Anita Hafner
    Pages 139-152
  10. Ear
    Suzy Dreijer - van der Glas, Monja Gantumur
    Pages 153-161
  11. Eye
    Annick Ludwig, Holger Reimann
    Pages 163-188
  12. Stineke Haas, Herman Woerdenbag, Małgorzata Sznitowska
    Pages 189-227
  13. Antje Lein, Christien Oussoren
    Pages 229-263
  14. Marija Tubic-Grozdanis, Irene Krämer
    Pages 265-299
  15. Daan Touw, Olga Mučicová
    Pages 301-307
  16. Rogier Lange, Marco Prins, Adrie de Jong
    Pages 309-321
  17. Erik Frijlink, Daan Touw, Herman Woerdenbag
    Pages 323-346
  18. Herman Vromans, Giovanni Pauletti
    Pages 347-356
  19. Wouter Hinrichs, Suzy Dreijer - van der Glas
    Pages 357-382
  20. Hans van Doorne, David Roesti, Alexandra Staerk
    Pages 383-403

About this book


This book contains essential knowledge on the preparation, control, logistics, dispensing, and use of medicines. It features chapters written by experienced pharmacists working in hospitals and academia throughout Europe, complete with practical examples as well as information on current EU-legislation.

From prescription to production, from usage instructions to procurement and the impact of medicines on the environment, the book provides step-by-step coverage that will help a wide range of readers. It offers product knowledge for all pharmacists working directly with patients, and it will enable them to make the appropriate medicine available, to store medicines properly, to adapt medicines if necessary, and to dispense medicines with the appropriate information to inform patients and caregivers about product care and how to maintain their quality. This basic knowledge will also be of help to industrial pharmacists to remind and focus them on the application of the medicines manufactured.

The basic and practical knowledge on the design, preparation and quality management of medicines can directly be applied by the pharmacists whose main duty is production in community and hospital pharmacies and industries. Undergraduate as well as graduate pharmacy students will find knowledge and backgrounds in a fully coherent way and fully supported with examples.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Yvonne Bouwman-Boer
    • 1
  • V'Iain Fenton-May
    • 2
  • Paul Le Brun
    • 3
  1. 1.Laboratory of Dutch PharmacistsRoyal Dutch Pharmacists Association KNMPThe HagueThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Former Quality Control Pharmacist to the Welsh HospitalsCardiffUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.The Hague Hospital PharmacyThe HagueThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information KNMP and Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-15813-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-15814-3
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