DOSAGE FORMS AND ROUTES OF DRUG ADMINISTRATION
A dosage form is a medicated product specially designed for administration depending upon the routes to the patient for the diagnosis and treatment of disease.
The dosage form is broadly divided into solid dosage form, liquid dosage form and inhalations which are used both internally as well as externally.
Solid dosage form includes capsules, granules, effervescent granules, powders, tablets, insufflations, suppositories (pessaries, bougies and ear cone) etc.
Semisolid/liquid dosage form includes elixirs, emulsions, gels, linctus, mixtures, drops, solutions, syrups, tinctures, applicators, creams, enema,gargles, jellies, liniments, lotions, mouth washes, ointments, paints, paste, poultices etc.
Inhalation forms include aerosols, sprays etc.