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Course Name Pharmaceutics I – Practical
Course Code BP109P
Program B. Pharm. (Regular/ Lateral)
Semester One
Credits 2
Year Taught 2014 , 2015 , 2016 , 2017 , 2018


‘Pharmaceutics I – Practical (4 Hours / week)’ is a course offered in the first semester of B. Pharm program at School of Pharmacy, Health Sciences campus, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Course Contents

4 Hours / week

I. Syrups

  1. Syrup IP’66
  2. Compound syrup of Ferrous Phosphate BPC’68

II. Piperazine citrate elixir

  1. Piperazine citrate elixir
  2. Paracetamol pediatric elixir

III. Linctus

  1. Terpin Hydrate Linctus IP’66
  2. Iodine Throat Paint (Mandles Paint)

IV. Solutions

  1. Strong solution of ammonium acetate
  2. Cresol with soap solution
  3. Lugol’s solution

V. Suspensions

  1. Calamine lotion
  2. Magnesium Hydroxide mixture
  3. Aluminimum Hydroxide gel

VI. Emulsions

  1. Turpentine Liniment
  2. Liquid paraffin emulsion

VII. Powders and Granules

  1. ORS powder (WHO)
  2. Effervescent granules
  3. Dusting powder
  4. Divded powders

VIII. Suppositories

  1. Glycero gelatin suppository
  2. Coca butter suppository
  3. Zinc Oxide suppository

IX. Semisolids

  1. Sulphur ointment
  2. Non staining-iodine ointment with methyl salicylate
  3. Carbopal gel

X. Gargles and Mouthwashes

  1. Iodine gargle
  2. Chlorhexidine mouthwash


Recommended Books: (Latest Editions)

  1. H.C. Ansel et al., Pharmaceutical Dosage Form and Drug Delivery System, Lippincott Williams and- Walkins, New Delhi.
  2. Carter S.J., Cooper and Gunn’s-Dispensing for Pharmaceutical Students, CBS publishers, New Delhi.
  3. M.E. Aulton, Pharmaceutics, The Science& Dosage Form Design, Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh.
  4. Indian pharmacopoeia.
  5. British pharmacopoeia.
  6. Lachmann. Theory and Practice of Industrial Pharmacy,Lea& Febiger Publisher, The University of Michigan.
  7. Alfonso R. Gennaro Remington. The Science and Practice of Pharmacy, Lippincott Williams, New Delhi.
  8. Carter S.J., Cooper and Gunn’s. Tutorial Pharmacy, CBS Publications, New Delhi.
  9. E.A. Rawlins, Bentley’s Text Book of Pharmaceutics, English Language Book Society, Elsevier Health Sciences, USA.
  10. Isaac Ghebre Sellassie: Pharmaceutical Pelletization Technology, Marcel Dekker, INC, New York.
  11. Dilip M. Parikh: Handbook of Pharmaceutical Granulation Technology, Marcel Dekker, INC, New York.
  12. Francoise Nieloud and Gilberte Marti-Mestres: Pharmaceutical Emulsions and Suspensions, Marcel Dekker, INC, New York.

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