Upon completion of this exercise, you should be able to:
- Classify an ointment base formulation as 1 of 5 types.
- Describe the physical properties of ointment bases and
determine the purposes for which they are best suited.
- Extemporaneously prepare each type of ointment base and
incorporate a solid drug into it.
- Relate the composition and type of ointment base to the
release of a drug contained therein.