Handbook of Pharmaceutical Excipients, Eighth Edition By Sheskey, Paul J; Cook, Walter G; Cable, Colin G

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Paul J. Sheskey - Principal Research Scientist (retired), The Dow Chemical Company, Midland, MI, USA; Walter G. Cook - Head of Respiratory Pharmaceutical Sciences, Mylan, Sandwich, Kent, UK; Colin G. Cable - Assistant Chief Scientist, Royal Pharmaceutical Society


The Handbook of Pharmaceutical Excipients collects together essential data on the physical properties of excipients as well as providing information on their safe use and applications. All of the 400+ monographs are also thoroughly cross-referenced and indexed to allow their identification by chemical, non-proprietary or trade names. It is internationally recognised as the authoritative source of information on pharmaceutical excipients and a comprehensive guide to uses, properties and safety.

Changes to this new edition:

  • Contains revised and updated monographs
  • 20 + new monographs including amino acids Arginine, Proline and Asparagine
  • Includes newly added Raman spectra for many excipients
  • New chapter content including information on excipients in oral solid dose formulations, and pediatric formulations


New Formulation Considerations and Related Information chapters on:

  • Functional Categories of Pharmaceutical Excipients
  • Pharmaceutical Excipients in Pediatric Formulations
  • The Selection of Excipients for Oral Solid Dosage Forms
  • Reactive Components in Pharmaceutical Excipients


Over 400 Monographs benefiting from a standardized, easy-to-use template including:

    • pharmacopoeial information from the UK, Europe, Japan and the United States
    • non-proprietary names and synonyms
    • chemical name and structure, CAS Registry number, empirical formula, molecular weight
    • functional category, applications and incompatibilities
    • material description and typical excipient properties
    • safety, stability, storage and handling information
    • method of drug manufacture
    • related substances
    • primary references
    • editorial comments
    • author details and revision date


    Six Appendices

    • Suppliers directory
    • List of Monographs by Functional Category
    • List of Related Substances
    • List of Excipients by ‘E’ number
    • List of Excipients by ‘EINECS’ number
    • List of Excipients by ‘CAS’ number

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