Lesson Code: PUF-1203. This e-Lesson is aimed at personnel who require an overview of semisolid dosage forms manufactured by the pharmaceutical industry, including their advantages and disadvantages, ingredients used in their manufacture, and the manufacturing steps involved.

  • Category: Finished Dose - Processes


After taking this e-Lesson, you will be able to:

  • Describe how semisolid dosage forms work
  • Name the different types of semisolid dosage forms
  • Describe the advantages and disadvantages of semisolids
  • Describe the stages involved in the preparation of an ointment, a cream, and a gel
  • List the common ingredients found in ointments, pastes, creams and gels
  • Describe the different components of a transdermal patch

KEYWORDS: Active Ingredients, Colorants, Creams, Emulsifiers, Gelling Agent, Gels, Homogenize, Hydrocarbons, Ointments, Pastes, Preservatives, Transdermal Patches