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Forms of Dosage: Definitions


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Tablet
Solid dosage form of medicine
Capsule
Solid dosage form of medicine, enclosed in a gelatin shell
Suspension
Medication in powder form dissolved in water
Solution
Medication in liquid form
Elixir
An alcohol-based solution
Syrup
Medicine mixed with water and sugar
Cream
Medicine mixed with a non-greasy base (such as water) and applied on skin
Ointment
Medicine mixed with a greasy base (such as an oil) and applied on skin
Suppository
A solid medication that dissolves after insertion into vagina/rectum
Spray/Inhaler
Medication inhaled through the mouth or nose
Patch
Medication form that passes through the skin into the bloodstream
Enteric Tablet
coated tablet, designed to delay the effect until the drug reaches the intenstine
Buccal Tablet
large tablet left to dissolve in the mouth or be sucked on like candy
Sublingual Tablet
a tablet that is meant to dissolve under the tongue
Chewable Tablet
Flavored tablets, usually given to children and patients with difficulty swallowing larger pills
Effervescent Tablet
Tablets made to dissolve in a liquid and be drunk
Oral Disintegrating Tablet (ODT)
Tablets that dissolve in the mouth without water
Tincture
drug dissolved in alcohol