Medication is enclosed in a cylindrical gelatin coating.
Ingredients are generally released from capsules faster than from tablets.
Contain medication, binding substances, and
disintegrating agents. Some also have added flavoring to make them taste
Ultra fine drug particles in a dry form. Depending on
the specific medication, they are usually dissolved or mixed in liquids of food and taken
immediately after being prepared.
Sterile solution or suspension is administered by a
dropper directly into the eye, the outer ear canal, or the nose.
Liquid medications are available as solutions, a drug
preparation that is already dissolved; syrups, which are mixed with sugar and water;
suspensions, preparations of finely crushed drugs held in liquid; and elixirs, medications
dissolved in alcohol and water.
Injectable Solutions Sterile solutions or suspensions supplied in ampules, vials, bags, or
Medication which is breathed or sprayed into the nose or
Some medications are formulated to escape the container
in specific fixed doses, but others are allowed to escape the inhaler in random, or non
A metered dose inhaler (MDI) delivers a specific amount
of medicine in aerosol form. This makes it possible to inhale the medication, instead of
taking it in pill form.
Available as ointments, creams, and
Ointments are spreadable, greasy preparations used for
Creams ; are not greasy. They are used on the skin
Lotions are solutions or suspensions used on the skin
and are not as sticky as creams and ointments.
Large bullet shaped tablets administered either rectally
or vaginally; they are designed to melt at body temperature.
Suppositories come in form of rectal (anal), vaginal,
and urethral applications.
The most common urethral suppositories are known as
MUSE®, which stands for "medicated urethral system for