From the Latin, extempore, referring to 'in accordance with the needs of the moment', extemporaneous dispensing is the science of preparation of medicinal preparations from first principles, as a consequence of there being no appropriate commercially available medicinal product for the treatment of a patient.

Compiled using contributions from 26 hospitals in the Republic of Ireland, the information presented on details most of the currently prepared extemporaneous preparations used in these hospitals.

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Both existing and new users are welcome to the re-launched website, a directory of extemporaneous formulations.  The new site is easier to navigate, and registration is free.  Many new monographs may be found in the 'Monograph Downloads' section, including many archival monographs for reference purposes.  The administrators of welcome feedback and comments.
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Please click HERE to see the following videos on eye drop preparation developed by MMUH

January 2021: Please see our new publication in Molecules, in collaboration with Children's Health Ireland (CHI) at Crumlin

European Paediatric Formulary

December 2022: In light of current shortages with Revatio┬« Suspension (Sildenafil 10mg/mL), please find an additional uploaded monograph and worksheet for sildenafil 10mg/mL oral suspension from CHI at Crumlin. was developed and is maintained by The School of Pharmacy, RCSI, under a grant from the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland and has also been kindly supported by Fannin Healthcare.

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