Prerecorded Webinar: Compounding Techniques: Nonsterile Oral Dosage Forms

Pharmacy Tech CEU
Contact Hours: 1.0 (0.1 CEUs)

Course Summary

Compounded nonsterile preparations encompass many different oral dosage forms, including capsules, tablets, suspensions, solutions, and lozenges. These dosage forms play essential roles in the pharmaceutical care of patients, including enhancing medication adherence, flavoring, and protecting compounding ingredients from deterioration. Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians who compound oral medications should be well-versed in compounding standards and skilled in the techniques needed to prepare medications that are effective, safe, and of high quality. This continuing education program will review the importance of oral dosage forms, discuss United States Pharmacopeia standards pertaining to these dosage forms, and review techniques related to the preparation of capsules, tablets, solutions, suspensions, and lozenges.

Course Objectives

Recall the importance of oral dosage forms

Identify compounding techniques used to prepare capsules and tablets

Compare and contrast the preparation of solutions and suspension

Recall ways by which to prepare lozenges

I. Introduction

II. USP <795> Pharmaceutical Compounding - Nonsterile Preparations

III. The Oral Route of Administration

A. Advantages of the Oral Route of Administration
B. Disadvantages of the Oral Route of Administration

IV. Compounding Techniques for Nonsterile Oral Dosage Forms

A. General Techniques
B. Tablets
C. Capsules
D. Solutions
E. Suspensions
F. Lozenges

V. Quality Control and Storage

VI. The Role of the Pharmacy Technician

VII. Summary

How to Earn Credit:
To earn credit for this course, participants must:
  1. Read the course objectives and faculty planner disclosure
  2. Read the course material
  3. Complete the post-test with a minimum score of 70% and complete the course evaluation form.
  4. Results are automatically submitted to CPE Monitor

Faculty Planner Disclosure

The following individuals were involved in developing this activity: Liz Fredrickson, PharmD, BCPS, and Pamela Sardo, PharmD, BS. Pamela Sardo and Liz Fredrickson have no conflicts of interest or financial relationships regarding the subject matter discussed. There are no financial relationships or commercial or financial support relevant to this activity to report or disclose by or any of the individuals involved in the development of this activity.

Unlabeled Use Disclosures

The information provided in this course is general in nature and it is solely designed to provide participants with continuing education credit(s). This course and materials are not meant to substitute for the independent, professional judgment of any participant regarding that participant’s professional practice, including but not limited to patient assessment, diagnosis, treatment and/or health management. Medical and pharmacy practices, rules, and laws vary from state to state, and this course does not cover the laws of each state; therefore, participants must consult the laws of their state as they relate to their professional practice. Healthcare professionals, including pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, must consult with their employer, healthcare facility, hospital, or other organization, for guidelines, protocols, and procedures they are to follow. The information provided in this course does not replace those guidelines, protocols, and procedures but is for academic purposes only, and this course’s limited purpose is for the completion of continuing education credits. Participants are advised and acknowledge that information related to medications, their administration, dosing, contraindications, adverse reactions, interactions, warnings, precautions, or accepted uses are constantly changing, and any person taking this course understands that such person must make an independent review of medication information prior to any patient assessment, diagnosis, treatment and/or health management. Any discussion of off-label use of any medication, device, or procedure is informational only and such uses are not endorsed hereby. Nothing contained in this course represents the opinions, views, judgments, or conclusions of LLC. LLC is not liable or responsible to any person for any inaccuracy, error, or omission with respect to this course, or course material.

Computer Hardware/Software Requirements

Please ensure the device you plan to use meets these requirements and specifications:

  • Operating System: Windows 7,8,10, or 11 /Mac OS X 10.9 or later/iOS/Android
  • Supported Browsers: Microsoft Edge, Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari, Opera
  • A connection to the internet
  • For Live Webinars or Conferences: GoToWebinar application for iOS, Android, Mac, or PC. You cannot 'call into' a live conference.

  • Target Audience: Pharmacy Tech
  • Contact Hours: 1.0 (0.1 CEUs)
  • Activity Release Date: 4/20/2024
  • Activity Expiration Date: 4/20/2027
  • Activity Type: Knowledge
  • UAN: 0669-0000-24-050-H07-T
  • Topic: Compounding
  • CeBroker Number: 20-1198710


Liz Fredrickson, PharmD, BCPS



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