hcp 210 week 5 dq 1 - dosage formulation The three examples...

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The most common way of taking a medication is orally, or by the mouth. Even though this is the most conventional route of administration, many other routes are used to administer a medication. When individuals think of medications, their first thought is of a tablet or capsule. Medications are available in various dosage formulations. The term dosage form describes how the medication is prepared for administration to the patient. The two primary dosage forms consist of liquid preparations and solid preparations. Some of the common of dosage forms include tablets, solutions, suspensions, inhalants, creams, and ointments. In order to determine the patient’s diagnosis I would first determine consider the patient age, if the patient has any problems swallowing tablets, then I would determine the
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Unformatted text preview: dosage formulation. The three examples types of dosage formulations and a scenario are below. 1. The Effervescent tablets are dissolved into a liquid before administration and allows for quicker absorption in the body than a solid tablet. A child or an adult could be administered an effervescent tablet because of needing the drug to get into the body quicker or not being able to swallowing tablets. 2. Lozenges are solid dosage forms also known as pastilles or troches. A patient might need lozenges to relieve the discomfort in the mouth and throat from and sore throat or cough. 3. Inhalants are medications that contain a fine powder or solution of drugs delivered through a mist into the mouth or nose. A person might need a prescription for a rescue inhaler to treat asthma....
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This note was uploaded on 09/24/2011 for the course HCP 210 0000000000 taught by Professor Smith during the Summer '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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