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Handbook of Pharmaceutical Additives, Third Edition
   Book (ISBN-10: 1-890595-93-4; ISBN-13: 978-1-890595-93-7); In stock, ships same business day
First Update since 2002!
Pharmaceutical Additives Electronic Handbook-2007
   Single-User Software (ISBN-10: 1-890595-94-2; ISBN-13: 978-1-890595-94-4); In stock, ships same business day
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Handbook of Pharmaceutical Additives, Third Edition (Book and Software)
Compiled by Michael and Irene Ash; ISBN-10: 1890595934; ISBN-13: 9781890595937; ISBN-10 1890595942; ISBN-13: 9781890595944; ISBN-10 1890595950; ISBN-13: 9781890595951
Book price 1 volume (1322 oversized pages) $455
           
Shipping: $9 (USA-ground); $18 (Canada-ground); $36 (Rest of world-air)
Software
Single-User Software price $415
Five-Concurrent-User Software
price $1050
            Shipping: $8(USA-ground); $12 (Canada-ground); $16 (Rest of world-air)
Previous Editions:
Out-of-date/Out-of-Print (Book):
  1997 (Handbook of Pharmaceutical Additives (ISBN 0-566-07596-2)); ISBN 0566075962
  2002 (Handbook of Pharmaceutical Additives, Second Edition (
ISBN 1-890595-34-9)); ISBN 1890595349
Out-of-date/Out-of-Print (Software):
  Pharmaceutical Additives Electronic Handbook-1997 (ISBN 0-566-07597-0); ISBN 0566075970
  Pharmaceutical Additives Electronic Handbook-2002 (Single User:
ISBN 1-890595-35-7; Five-Concurrent-User: ISBN 1-890595-55-1); ISBN 1890595357; ISBN 1890595551 
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Target information on components by:
Trade Name Chemical Name Synonym Function Application CAS Number EINECS Number FEMA Number  Manufacturer
Coverage includes Pharmaceutical Additive chemicals that function as:
Absorbents/Adsorbents Acidulents/Buffer/pH adjuster/Neutralizers Aerosols/Propellants Anticaking agents Anticoagulants Antigellant Anti-inflammatory agents/Antiphlogistic agents Antimicrobials Antioxidants Astringents Bases Chelating agent/Sequestrants Coagulants Coating agents Colorant/Color enhancers/Dyes/Pigments Complexing agent Conditioners Controlled release agent Crystal growth Regulators Denaturants Dessicant/Drying agents/Dehydrating agents Dietary Supplements Dispersants Emollients Emulsifiers Encapsulants Enzymes Fillers/Extenders/Diluents/Excipients Flavor/Flavor enhancers Flow aids Fragrances/Perfumes/Aromatics Gellants Hardeners/Stiffeners Humectants Lubricants Moisturizer Nutritive fortifiers Odor masking agents Opacifiers Permeation enhancers Plasticizers Protective agents/Soothing agents/Demulcents Solvents Spreading agents Stabilizers Superfatting agents Sweeteners Synergists Tablet binders Tablet disintegrants Tabletting aids Tonicity agents UV absorbers Vehicles/Carriers Viscosity modifier Water repellants Wetting agents
In these Application Areas:
Orals:Tablets, Capsules, Syrups/Liquids/Suspensions
Topicals: Ointments/Creams/Lotions/Gels
Suppositories Ophthalmics Otics Injectables Inhalants
Book and Software Versions:
  • More than 5,300 trade name products
  • More than 4,000 generic products with 16,000 fully cross-referenced synonyms (hyperlinked in software)
  • More than 16,000 Functional/Application Categories in a detailed index format
  • CAS, EINECS/ELINCS number and Chemical Formula index
  • More than 3,000 International Manufacturers and their branches
Book Version: Software Version:
  • 1,200 oversized pages
  • Full-text Search with boolean operators
  • 15 browseable keyword indexes
  • Hyperlinks enable instant access/previews of other reference topics
  • Web and Email access to Chemical Manufacturers
  • Click and Go Table of Contents: Left Pane Explorer-like icons enable you to instantly go to any section of this Title or any other installed Synapse Chemlib product.
About Handbook of Pharmaceutical Additives, Third Edition
The Handbook of Pharmaceutical Additives, Third Edition has been extensively updated from the previous edition, which was published in 2002. It describes more than 5300 trade name products and 4000 generic chemicals and materials, available from worldwide manufacturers, that function as pharmaceutical additives.

Pharmaceutical additives are defined in this reference as secondary ingredients present in both prescription and over-the-counter drug formulations and contributing in one or more of the following ways:

  • improving consumption ease of the dosage form by masking unpleasant odor, improving palatibility or appearance of the active ingredient.
  • enabling or enhancing the delivery of the drug or medicine that is available in a variety of dosage forms (i.e., oral; topical, ophthalmic, and otic; suppositories; injectables; inhalants) and thus improving its efficacy, control of bioavailability, uniformity, and/or flow characteristics
  • increasing the stability of active ingredients
  • acting as a filler or diluent so that an adequate amount of material is available to properly fill a dosage form
  • acting as an antimicrobial or antioxidant to extend the shelf life of the active ingredient

Thus, the definition of pharmaceutical additives for the purpose of this work encompasses excipients, synergists, or chemicals that substantively contribute to the effectiveness of the active ingredient. Entries for both trade names and chemicals contain extensive information gathered from worldwide manufacturers, distributors, trade journals, government documents, and other reference sources.

Both the Handbook of Pharmaceutical Additives, Third Edition  and the software version centralize and integrate information on these chemicals and materials thereby serving as an essential guide to product managers, formulation scientists, quality controllers, ingredient chemists, pharmacists, physicians, and consumers.

Contents
Book and Software:
PART I-Trade Name Reference
Trade Name Reference contains over 5300 alphabetical entries of trade name pharmaceutical additive products with extensive profiles of each product listed.
Software features: Full-text Search with Boolean operator support
Keyword Indexes: Comprehensive Index, Trade Name X-Ref, Generic Chemical X-Ref, Manufacturers X-Ref, CAS X-Ref, EINECS/ELINCS X-Ref, Functional/Applications X-Ref.
Hyperlinking: Trade names manufacturers to Manufacturers Directory and websites;  Generic chemicals to Generic Products, Trade Name Cross-Reference
Part II-Chemical Component Cross-Reference
Chemical Component Cross-Reference contains more than 4000 pharmaceutical chemicals/materials that are either contained in the trade name products profiled in Part I or are generic chemicals used as pharmaceutical additive ingredients. Each entry includes, wherever possible, its synonyms, CAS number, EINECS number/ELINCS, FEMA number, UN/DOT number, molecular and empirical formulas, chemical properties, functions and applications, toxicology, precautions, use levels, regulatory information, and manufacturers and distributors of the chemical. All chemical/material synonyms are cross-referenced back to the main entry. The chemical monograph entries also contain a listing of the trade name products that are either equivalent to the chemical entry or contain this chemical as one of its ingredients.
Software features: Full-text Search with Boolean operator support
Keyword Indexes: Comprehensive Index, Trade Name X-Ref, Generic Chemical X-Ref, Manufacturers X-Ref, CAS X-Ref, EINECS/ELINCS X-Ref, Functional/Applications X-Ref., Molecular Formula Dir.
Hyperlinking: Trade names to Trade Name Referencegeneric manufacturers to Manufacturers Directory, all cross-references (synonyms) to main entries
Part III-Functional/Application Index
Functional/Application Index is a powerful tool for locating the trade names and chemicals based on their function and application. By searching for key functional words related to pharmaceutical additives such as anticaking agents, binders, colorants, disintegrants, emulsifiers, encapsulants, fillers, flavors, gellants, in specific application areas such as tablets, capsules, inhalants, ointments, suppositories, etc., the user is directed to the trade names and/or chemicals that have that specific functional/application attribute. The generic component names are distinguished from the trade names by italic type in the book and color in the software.
Software features: Full-text Search with Boolean operator support
Hyperlinking: Trade names to Trade name Section, Generics to Generic Chemical section
Part IV-Manufacturers Directory
Detailed contact information for the more than 3000 worldwide manufacturers and their branches of trade name products and chemical components that are referenced in this handbook. Wherever possible, telephone, telefax, toll-free numbers, e-mail and internet addresses (functional in the software), and complete mailing addresses are included for each manufacturer.
Software features: Full-text Search with Boolean operator support
Keyword Indexes: Comprehensive Index, Manufacturers Dir., Manufacturers X-Ref., MFG Web&Email Directory
Hyperlinking: All cross-references (alternate names) to main entries, Manufacturer Web sites, Manufacturer Email
Additional Indexes
CAS Number Index contains CAS number entries followed by a listing of their trade name product and chemical equivalents in alphabetical order. The chemical name is in boldfaced type.
EINECS/ELINCS Number Index contains EINECS/ELINCS number entries followed by a listing of their trade name product and generic chemical equivalents in alphabetical order. The chemical name is in boldfaced type.
FEMA Number Index orders chemicals contained in this reference by these numbers (assigned by the Flavor and Extract Manufacturers Association).
Glossary contains definitions of terminology associated with pharmaceutical additives and their application areas.
Software features: Full-text Search with Boolean operator support
Keyword Indexes: CAS-to-Chemicals Dir., Chemicals-to-CAS Dir., EINECS/ELINCS-to-Chemicals Dir., Chemicals-to-EINECS/ELINCS Dir.
Hyperlinking: Trade names to Trade name Section, Generics to Generic Chemical section
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