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Course Name Pharmaceutical Formulations – Practical
Program Pharm. D.
Semester Five & Six
Year Taught 2014 , 2015 , 2016 , 2017 , 2018


‘Pharmaceutical Formulations – Practical’ is a course offered in the third year of Pharm. D. program at School of Pharmacy, Health Sciences campus, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.


Course Duration: 3 Hrs./Week

  1. Manufacture of Tablets
    1. Ordinary compressed tablet-wet granulation
    2. Tablets prepared by direct compression.
    3. Soluble tablet.
    4. Chewable tablet.
  2. Formulation and filling of hard gelatin capsules
  3. Manufacture of parenterals
    1. Ascorbic acid injection
    2. Calcium gluconate injection
    3. Sodium chloride infusion.
    4. Dextrose and Sodium chloride injection / infusion.
  4. Evaluation of Pharmaceutical formulations (QC tests)
    1. Tablets
    2. Capsules
    3. Injections
  5. Formulation of two liquid oral preparations and evaluation by assay
    1. Solution: Paracetamol Syrup
    2. Antacid suspensions- Aluminum hydroxide gel
  6. Formulation of semisolids and evaluation by assay
    1. Salicyclic acid and benzoic acid ointment
    2. Gel formulation Diclofenac gel
  7. Cosmetic preparations
    1. Lipsticks
    2. Cold cream and vanishing cream
    3. Clear liquid shampoo
    4. Tooth paste and tooth powders.
  8. Tablet coating (demonstration)

Scheme of Practical Examination:

  Sessionals Annual
Synopsis 05 15
Major Experiment 10 15
Minor Experiment 03 15
Viva 02 15
Max Marks 20 70
Duration 03 hrs 04 hrs

Note : Total sessional marks is 30 (20 for practical sessional plus 10 marks for regularity, promptness, viva-voce and record maintenance).

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