Janina Szulc, Eliza Wolska, Małgorzata Sznitowska

Maści recepturowe z witaminami – nieprawidłowości w zapisie i problemy z wykonaniem

Ointments with vitamins – difficulties with interpretation of prescriptions and with preparation

Ointments with vitamins are very popular compounded preparations. Due to the fact that vitamins are generally unavailable as pure substances, commercial preparations containing vitamins, i.e. aqueous or oily solutions are used. The article presents difficulties with interpretation of prescriptions so as with appropriate preparation of the ointments. The most important problem when commercial vitamin solutions are employed is the presence of solubilizing agents which can be incompatible with the ointment vehicle.
Keywords: compounded ointments, vitamins, retinol palmitate.