I took some photos of one of our last Pharmacy sessions in Selworthy with our Year 2 students before we move to our new premises. We were making suppositories [useful for local treatment of haemorrhoids, inflammatory bowel diseases and inflamed prostate, and for delivery of medicaments to the systemic circulation avoiding the stomach and liver] and pessaries [the same idea but for insertion into the vagina to relieve local inflammation and infection].
We also made a range of capsules with the school’s Nukraft 100 capsule machines, and I let them play with my own personal Profiller 1100 which bangs out capsules really fast because you don’t have to separate the two halves manually. I never could understand how the machine separated the two halves and let them drop down to the frame below all facing the same way until a [male] student inspected the apparatus and told me… Our capsules were to treat patients complaining of insomnia, elevated cholesterol and acute infection. [See pic at beginning].
We also messed about a bit trying to create professional pills with a vintage pill roller which looked easy on the video but the students were not impressed…
This is how it should be done….