Challenging Medicines: Making Medicines - Practicals and PPT


These resources show the extent to which everyday medicines can be made in the classroom. Using straightforward processes milk of magnesia and ear drops can all be made.


This resource has been provided by, or developed in partnership with, Reckitt Benckiser

Milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide mixture) is prepared by a method devised by the students, based on the British Pharmacopoeia assay. They also analyse the preparation to check that it meets the BP standards.