Tag Archives: Rifampin

Diethylstilbestrol

Chemistry A synthetic nonsteroidal estrogen agent, diethylstilbestrol occurs as an odorless, white, crystalline powder with a melting range of 169°-175°C. It is practically insoluble in water; soluble in alcohol or fatty oils. Diethylstilbestrol is also known as DES or Stilbestrol. Storage – Stability – Compatibility All commercially available Diethylstilbestrol tablets (plain tablets, enteric-coated tablets) should… Read More »

Meningitis And Encephalitis

1. Define meningitis and encephalitis. Meningitis and encephalitis refer to inflammatory conditions of the meninges and brain parenchyma, respectively. Meningitis is characterized by inflammation of the meninges with involvement of the subarachnoid space — by strict definition, inflammation of nonneural tissue. Because of the close association of structures in the cranium, meningitis and encephalitis often… Read More »

Clorazepate Dipotassium

Chemistry A benzodiazepine anxiolytic, sedative-hypnotic and anticonvulsant, clorazepate dipotassium occurs as a light yellow, fine powder that is very soluble in water and slightly soluble in alcohol. Storage – Stability – Compatibility Capsules and tablets should be stored in tight, light resistant containers at room temperature. Clorazepate dipotassium is unstable in the presence of water.… Read More »

Clonazepam

Chemistry A benzodiazepine anticonvulsant, clonazepam occurs as an off-white to light yellow, crystalline powder having a faint odor. It is insoluble in water and slightly soluble in alcohol. Storage – Stability – Compatibility Tablets should be stored in air-tight, light resistant containers at room temperature. After manufacture, a 5 year expiration date is assigned. Pharmacology… Read More »