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.
Winson Soo-Hoo, RPh, MBA; Rita K. Jew, PharmD, MBA, BCPPS, FASHP; Jamie M. Gomes, PharmD, BCPS; Elham Amiri, BS, CPhT
ISBN-13: 978-1-58528-651-5
eISBN-13: 978-1-58528-653-9
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.

Doody's Reviews

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Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

"This book is one of the few titles of which I am aware of, that is a compilation of compounding information for formulations of medications for special patient populations. Over 100 formulations have been added to this new edition, so the updated version is necessary."

-- Laura Mentzer, PharmD (Temple University Health System) Doody's Review

"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


This book is intended for use by any pharmacy personnel involved in the compounding of extemporaneous formulations to meet the needs of special patient populations. The target audience could be clinicians practicing in an institutional environment or a community pharmacy setting. The authors do note that this book is not meant to serve as a reference for pharmaceutical manufacturers. I believe this is appropriate, as pharmacists who compound medication formulations on a small scale are not held to the same standards and requirements as large-scale manufacturers.

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