Extemporaneous Formulations for Pediatric, Geriatric and Special Needs Patients

Extemporaneous Formulations for Pediatric, Geriatric and Special Needs Patients
4th Ed.
© 2022, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Inc. All rights reserved.
Elham Amiri, BS, CPhT; Jamie M. Gomes, PharmD, BCPS; Rita K. Jew, PharmD, MBA, BCPPS, FASHP; Winson Soo-Hoo, RPh, MBA
ISBN-10: 1-58528-651-6
eISBN-10: 1-58528-653-2
Pharmacy/Pharmacology, Patient Safety and Quality Improvement


Since its first publication, Extemporaneous Formulations, has been the go-to guide for treating patients who require medications that are not commercially available in appropriate forms or dosages for pediatric, geriatric, or special needs.

Now even more comprehensive, the fourth edition provides the same evidence-based formulation in easy-to-follow "recipes" for 312 formulations, 129 of which are new.

Each "recipe" includes:

  • • Ingredients
  • • Preparation details and instructions
  • • Storage conditions
  • • Special instructions
  • • Alternatives
  • • Expiration dates
  • • References
  • • Documented stability data

An invaluable resource for practitioners, Extemporaneous Formulations also includes a list of standardized concentrations for compounded oral liquids from ASHP’s Standardize 4 Safety initiative.

Compiled by experts in the field, it's the best guidance you can get for the care you want to give.

Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

"This exceptional, high-quality reference is crucial for those who perform extemporaneous compounding as this specialized area of pharmacy continues to evolve. It stands alone in its completeness and accuracy. "

-- Jennifer Colon, PharmD, MS, MBA (Temple University School of Pharmacy)Doody's Review - previous edition


The intended audience is pharmacists and pharmacy technicians who compound extemporaneous formulations as part of their practice, particularly for pediatric patients. The authors are experienced authorities in this area and hold administrative level positions in their institutions.

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