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The Concise Book Of Pharmaceutics

ISBN : 9789385961090

Author(s) : B Prakash Rao, Beny Baby

Year : 2015

Edition : 1

Cover Type : Paperback

Size : 9.5 x 6.5

Weight : 310 gr./234P

Publisher : NPI

Subject : Health, Medicine & Pharmacy

Language : English

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Prakash Rao is a Professor and HOD of Pharmaceutical Technology in Karnataka College of Pharmacy, Bangalore. Dr. B. Prakash Rao received his PhD in pharmaceutics From Rajiv Gandhi University of Health sciences, Karnataka. He has 28 Years of experience in teaching pharmaceutical subjects, a reviewer for Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. He is the author and co-author of more than 45 publications.

Beny Baby is Assistant Professor in Karnataka College of Pharmacy, Bangalore. She has experience in academics and industry, also Honorary Director of Avani Pharma Pvt.Ltd, Bangalore. Mrs. Beny Baby received the Masters Degree in Pharmaceutics from Dr. MGR Medical University, Chennai. She is the author and co author of more than 35 publications.

Pharmaceutics is one of the most diverse subject area in all of pharmaceutical science. In brief, it is concerned with the basics and calculations which will be highly supportive for the beginners. An understanding of pharmaceutics is therefore vital to all pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists. This book is covered as per PCI syllabus makes easier to use, utilizing practical examples and solutions, ability to make their subject understandable to students.

History  of Pharmacy world and India

  • Ancient history of pharmacy
  • Pharmaceutical education in India

Origin  and development of Pharmacopoeias world and India 

  • Development of British Pharmacopoeia
  • BPC
  • BNF
  • European Pharmacopoeia
  • Extra Pharmacopoeia (Martindale Pharmacopoeia)
  • International Pharmacopoeia
  • Merck index
  • USP

History of Indian Pharmacopoeia

  • Salient features of second edition to seventh edition of Indian pharmacopoeias

Development of Pharmaceutical Industry in the world and India

  • Era of Biologicals
  • Food and Drug Act
  • Associations of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers
  • Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act of 1938
  • Research and Development
  • The growth scenario
  • Steps to strengthen the industry

Weights and Measurements

  • Metric system
  • Imperial system
  • Avoirdupois System
  • Apothecaries System



  • Conversion of Temperature to Fahrenheit
  • Conversion of Fahrenheit to Temperature
  • Percentage calculations
  • Density/Specific gravity
  • Alligation method
  • Suppositories calculations (Displacement value)
  • Millmoles, Milliequivalents and Milliosmoles
  • Isotonic calculations



  • Formulas and Calculations for child and adult dose
  • Factors influencing the dose


  • Multiple Extractions
  • Infusion
  • Percolation
  • Maceration

Sutures and Ligatures

  • Absorbable
  • Non absorbable
  • Surgical catgut-Preparation
  • Standardization and sterilization of surgical catgut

Heat Processes

  • Evaporation and its factors
  • Distillation
  • Drying
  • Exsiccation
  • Desiccation
  • Types of water bath

Dosage forms

  • It includes the  conventional dosage forms and newer dosage forms like Sustained Dosage, Nanoparticles, Microspheres, Bioadhesive, Transdermal Drug Delivery Systems, Controlled Drug Delivery Systems, Floating Drug Delivery Systems, Resealed Erythrocytes, Buccal Delivery Systems, Colonic Specific Drug Delivery Systems, Targeted Drug Delivery Systems


  • Parts and Handling of Prescription
  • Model Prescription
  • Calculation for dispensing the price
  • Legal Requirements for Writing Prescriptions
  • Errors in Prescription



  • Types of incompatibility with several examples.
  1. Monophasic Dosage forms
  • Examples, Advantages, Disadvantages, Factors influencing, Formulation and evaluation.
  1. Biphasic Dosage forms
  • Examples, Advantages, Disadvantages, Factors influencing,Formulation and evaluation.
  1. Powders  and Granules
  • Classification,Advantages,Disadvantages,Preparation and Powder calculations
  1. Aromatic Waters
  • Method of preparation


  • Bases, Method of preparation,Evaluation


Semisolid Dosage Forms

  • Classification,Preparation, types of bases with more examples
  • Factors to be considered in the selection of ointment bases


Radio Pharmaceuticals

  • Diagnosis and treatment
  • Preparation of RadioPharmaceuticals
  • Handling and Safety Precautions



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