The Pharmaceutics and Compounding Laboratory
Gels

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this exercise, you should be able to:

  • Explain the general structure of a gel.
  • Identify common gelling agents used in compounded formulations.
  • Differentiate the properties of:
    • water soluble gels, and
    • alcohol soluble gels.
  • Explain how a water soluble gel can create a modified release compounded formulation.