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Propranolol Oral Suspension (LOW Strength)   1 mg/mL
Lot No Expiry(mm/yyyy) Ingredients Master Formula
    propranolol  40 mg  TAB   
    Water, sterile        
    Citric acid solution   25%     
    Simple syrup       qs to 
Recipe Total Quantity:
Final Quantity Desired: mL

Directions: 1. In a mortar, crush tablets and triturate to a fine powder.
2. Levigate powder with water to make a smooth paste.
3. Add citric acid and mix well.
4. Gradually add simple syrup until a liquid is formed.
5. Pour into a graduated cylinder.
6. Rinse mortar and qs to final volume with simple syrup.
7. Transfer to final container and label.

Notes See recipe for Citric Acid 25% oral solution.

Packaging:  Amber Plastic Bottle

Auxiliary Labels: Note Strength
  Shake Well

Storage/Expiry:Refrigerator: 45 days

Last Date Revised: 23-Aug-16

References:Foldvari M, Oguejiofor C. Antihypertensive formulations. Hosp Pharm Pract 1995 (May/June):13-14.
  Propranolol 1 mg/mL oral suspension recipe (last updated April 2007).
SickKids Compounding Service [online recipes]. Toronto, ON: The Hospital for Sick Children. c1999 [current date]. Available from:

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