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Powder containment hood, ceramic mortar and pestle, graduated cylinder
Triturate tablets to a fine powder with a mortar and pestle.
Levigate with a small amount of Ora-Plus to form paste.
Add Ora-Plus 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.
Alternatives — May substitute Ora-Plus with methylcellulose 1% (see page 107 for preparation directions) and Ora-Sweet with simple syrup NF. Stable for 67 days when refrigerated.
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 in refrigerator. Shake well before use.
Storage Conditions/Stability — Refrigerate. Stable for 91 days.
Study Container Type — Amber plastic oral liquid prescription bottle
Referenced Manufacturers — Aripiprazole tablets (Trigen Laboratories); Ora-Sweet, Ora-Plus (Perrigo Co); methylcellulose powder, methylparaben powder, propylparaben powder (Professional Compounding Centers of America); sterile water (Corning, Inc); simple syrup (Humco).
Stability-Indicating Study — Yes
Commercially available — Use extemporaneously prepared formulation only when commercial product is unavailable.
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