Extemporaneous Formulations for Pediatric, Geriatric and Special Needs Patients

Extemporaneous Formulations for Pediatric, Geriatric and Special Needs Patients
3rd Ed.
© 2016, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Inc. All rights reserved.
Elham Amiri, CPhT; Rita K. Jew, PharmD, MBA, FASHP; Sarah C. Erush, PharmD, BCPS; Winson Soo-Hoo, RPh, MBA
ISBN-10: 1-58528-524-2 / ISBN-13: 978-1-58528-524-2
Pharmacy/Pharmacology, Patient Safety and Quality Improvement


Since its first publication, Extemporaneous Formulations, by Rita Jew, Winson Soo-Hoo, Sarah Erush, and Elham Amiri, has been the go-to guide for treating patients who require any of the 80% of medications not commercially available in appropriate forms or dosages for pediatric, geriatric, or special needs.

Now even more comprehensive, the third edition provides the same evidence-based formulation in easy-to-follow "recipes" for 197 nonsterile formulations, 39 of which are new, and two of which have been updated.

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 summary of USP 795, various state requirements, and the list of standardized concentrations established by the Michigan Pediatric Safety Collaboration.

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

Doody's Reviews

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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


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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