Handbook of Pharmaceutical Excipients, Seventh edition by Rowe, Raymond C; Sheskey, Paul J; Cook, Walter G; Fenton, Marian E.

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Handbook of Pharmaceutical Excipients

Seventh edition

Edited by Raymond C. Rowe - Chief Scientist, Intelligensys, Stokesley, North Yorkshire, UK; Paul J. Sheskey - Application Development Leader, The Dow Chemical Company, Midland, MI, USA; Walter G. Cook - Research Fellow, Materials Science group of Pharmaceutical R&D, Pfizer, Sandwich, Kent, UK; and Marian E. Fenton - Development Editor, Royal Pharmaceutical Society, UK


Additional content. More up-to-date. Complete confidence.

This indispensible drug reference now comes with free one year's individual access to the online version on MedicinesComplete.

Uniquely, the Handbook of Pharmaceutical Excipients collects together the essential data on the physical properties of excipients, drug safety and potential drug toxicity. Information is presented in a structured and easy-to-use format.

Written concisely by leading international experts, the Handbook has become the best first drug reference point for users of excipients across many industries.

Proven worth

Since its launch, drug formulators, drug manufacturers, regulatory associations and legal bodies have established it as the go-to reference work on excipients. Pharmacists and chemists have come to rely upon it as the dependable source of pharmaceutical formulation information. In other industries such as food formulation and cosmetics formulation it has proved its worth time and time again.

Enhanced value

This new 7th edition enhances that value and the Handbook of Pharmaceutical Excipients'reputation for excellence and practicality in the laboratory and library.

  • All drug monographs fully updated in the light of current knowledge
  • Important new content including 40 new drug monographs and IR spectra figures
  • New two colour printing to further enhance usability in daily practice
  • Directory of suppliers updated and indexed by country and by monograph, providing quick access to worldwide trade name and supplier information, including the specific grades or types of excipients that are commercially available.

Monographs benefit from a standardized, easy-to-use template and include:

  • pharmacopoeial information from the UK, Europe, Japan and the United States where relevant
  • non-proprietary names and synonyms
  • chemical name, 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.

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