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Brooke Huntley, week 5,The path of a drug

Brooke Huntley, week 5,The path of a drug - Sublingual...

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 9/16/11 The path of a drug Brooke Huntley HCP/210 06/20/2011
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9/16/11 Oral Drug Oral drug Most common route of administration Abbreviated PO, Latin per so (by mouth) Most medications are available orally
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9/16/11 Common Types Tablets and capsules Chewed, mixed with liquid, or dissolve Several distinct types
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9/16/11 Buccal Route Medication placed in mouth In pouch of the cheek Absorbed through lining of cheek Into the blood stream
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Unformatted text preview: 9/16/11 Sublingual Route • Medications is placed under tongue – Dissolved and absorbed • Underlining of the tongue 9/16/11 Whys? • Medications dissolved this route – Provide immediate relief • a common sublingual form is nitroglycerin – Given for chest pain 9/16/11 References • Johnston, M. (with Frank, C., & Luke, R.). (2006). The pharmacy technician series: Fundamentals of pharmacy practice. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson....
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