Excipients

FORMULATION DEVELOPMENT – A Quick Approach for Evaluation of Drug-Excipient Compatibility: Case of Acetylsalicylic Acid

Masumi Dave, PhD, and Rollie Fuller monitor in this study ASA hydrolysis in different formulations using UPLC and TAM with the objective of comparing these methods for agreement, speed, and efficiency in predicting drug stability. In parallel, they assess the impact of the excipient choices on the stability of ASA.

FORMULATION FORUM – Age-Appropriate Pediatric Formulation Development

Jim Huang, PhD, reviews how a pediatric formulation should consider the following factors: difference in physiological and pharmacokinetic of patient populations, dosage form selection, route of administration, dose accuracy, dose flexibility, drug and excipient tolerability (safety and toxicity), patient compliance (palatability/swallowability), stability, and drug accessibility.

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