Diploma in Pharmacy (Part-II)


Reading and understanding of prescriptions; Latin terms commonly used (Detailed study is
not necessary), Modern methods of prescribing, adoption of metric system. Calculations involved in

Incompatibilities in prescriptions

Study of various types of incompatibilities-physical, chemical and

Monophasic Liquid Dosage forms

Theoretical aspects including commonly used vehicles, essential adjuvant like stabilizers,
colorants and flavors, with examples.
Review of the following monophasic liquids with details of formulation and practical methods. Liquids for
internal administration Liquids for external administration or used on mucous membranes
Mixtures and concentrates, Gargles
Syrups Mouth washes


Types of emulsions, identification of emulsion system, formulation of emulsions, selection of
emulsifying agent. Instabilities in emulsions, preservation of emulsions.

Suppositories and peassaries

Their relative merits and demerits, types of suppositories, suppository bases, classification, properties. preparation and packing of suppositories. Use of suppositories of drug