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Oseltamivir Oral Suspension in Cherry Syrup   12 mg/mL
Lot No Expiry(mm/yyyy) Ingredients Master Formula
    oseltamivir  75 mg  CAP   
    Cherry syrup      qs to 
Recipe Total Quantity:
Final Quantity Desired: mL

Directions: 1. Empty contents of capsules into a GLASS mortar and triturate to a fine powder.
2. Gradually levigate the powder with a portion of cherry syrup.
3. Pour into a graduated cylinder.
4. Rinse mortar and qs to final volume with cherry syrup.
5. Transfer to final container and label.

Notes To be prepared ONLY in the event that the 12 mg/mL commercial product is NOT available.

A 12 mg/mL strength was chosen for this recipe to match the strength of the commercial product, TamifluŽ suspension manufactured by Roche.

Information for this recipe was extrapolated from the study by Winiarski which determined the stability of oseltamivir 15 mg/mL in Cherry Syrup by Humco (See Reference Section).

Please NOTE, this recipe requires the ready-to-use cherry syrup and NOT the concentrated flavouring. The cherry syrup used should have a pH between 3 and 5.

THIS FORMULATION IS NOT BASED ON LITERATURE, but is from unpublished data, historical use, or physician/pharmacy experience.

Packaging: 100 mL Amber Glass Bottle

Auxiliary Labels: Can be stored at room temperature or refrigerated
  Note Strength
  Shake Well

Storage/Expiry:Refrigerator: 35 days (preferred storage)
  Room Temperature: 5 days

Last Date Revised: 23-Aug-16

References:Winiarski AP, Infeld MH, Tscherne R, Bachynsky M, Rucki R. Nagano-Mate K. Preparation and stability of extemporaneous oral liquid formulations of oseltamivir using commercially available capsules. J Am Pharm Assoc 2007; 47:747-755.
Oseltamivir suspension stored in amber glass or amber PET bottles.

Tamiflu Product Monograph, Roche Canada. July 10, 2009.

Verbal communication between Chantal - Roche Canada Drug Information Specialist and Rita Pon, Drug Information Pharmacist. Stability of Tamiflu pharmacy compounded solutions. Aug 27, 2009.

Completed Compound Check
Lot NoDate Prepared Expiry DateTechnicianPharmacist
   6-Dec-2021         


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