The evaluation of the nitroglycerin ointments compounded in community pharmacies in Turkey in terms of active ingredient content and dispensing properties

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ERGÜN H., Berk B. N., Uludag M., Diler R., Erol D. D., GÜMÜŞEL B.

MARMARA PHARMACEUTICAL JOURNAL, vol.14, no.3, pp.130-135, 2010 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.12991/201014448
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CAB Abstracts, EMBASE, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.130-135
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Compounded drugs in pharmacies constitute negligible rate in the whole drug utilization. However, compounded drugs sometimes do not meet required standards and unfortunately their pharmaceutical specifications are not regularly controlled. In the present study, the amount of nitroglycerin active ingredient was measured in 23 nitroglycerin (0.4%) ointment samples prepared in 23 community pharmacies. In addition to the ingredient, the packaging and labeling were also evaluated.