General Chapter <795> Pharmaceutical Compounding—Nonsterile Preparations. In: United States Pharmacopeia and National Formulary (USP 43-NF 38). Revised January 1, 2014. Rockville, MD: The United States Pharmacopeia Convention Inc; 2020.
Powder containment hood, mortar and pestle, graduated cylinder
Triturate tablet to a fine powder with a mortar and pestle.
Levigate powder with a small amount of vehicle to form a paste.
Add vehicle in increasing amounts while mixing thoroughly.
Transfer contents of the mortar to a graduated cylinder.
Rinse the mortar and pestle with vehicle and pour into graduated cylinder.
Add vehicle to the graduated cylinder to achieve the total volume indicated above.
Transfer contents of the graduated cylinder into an appropriately sized amber bottle.
Shake well to mix.
Special Instructions — *Mix 67 mL of Ora-Plus with 67 mL of Ora-Sweet. Use mixture as vehicle or use Ora-Blend.
Alternatives — May substitute vehicle with 67 mL of Ora-Plus mixed with 67 mL of Ora-Sweet SF or use Ora-Blend SF. Stable for 10 days when refrigerated or 2 days when stored at room temperature. May also substitute vehicle with cherry syrup (cherry syrup concentrate diluted 1:4 with simple syrup). Stable for 2 days when refrigerated or stored at room temperature.
Quality-Control Procedures — Visually inspect for physical appearance of formulation and container closure integrity (no leakage, cracks in container, or improper seals).
Labeling Requirements — Extemporaneously compounded preparation. For oral use only. Store at room temperature or refrigerate. Shake well before use.
Storage Conditions/Stability — Store at room temperature or refrigerate. Stable for 14 days when refrigerated and 7 days when stored at room temperature.
STABILITY STUDY DETAILS:
Study Container Type — Amber clear plastic (polyethylene terephthalate [PET]) prescription ovals with a low-density polyethylene foam cap lining
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