The Pharmaceutics and Compounding Laboratory
Preparation of Suppositories

Learning Objectives

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

  • List and describe a variety of suppository bases.
  • Describe the proper formulation, packaging, and administration of suppository bases.
  • Describe three (3) methods of suppository preparation.
  • Prepare suppositories by the fusion (molding) technique.
  • Determine the density factor of a drug in polyethylene glycol suppositories.