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may be broken in half
to enable dissolving in the the intestine-never to be chewed or crushed
for absorption by the mucosa of the mouth
for absorption under the tongue-never to be swallowed
administered PO, can be solid or liquid (tablets, capsules, caplets).
=meant to dissolve in the intestine rather than in the stomach (therefore should not be chewed/crushed).
gelatin case containing a powder, liquid, or granules (some can be sprinkled onto food/mixed in liquids).
absorbed by the mucosa of the mouth or SL
elixirs (alcohol solution), syrups (med dissolved in sugar+water solution), and suspensions (insoluble med in liquid base).
(SR) or extended-release (EL) to slowly release a controlled amount of medication into the body over a period of time.
medication are sterile, administered using aseptic (sterile) technique, and injected (via needle) in the body by various routes.
into the epidural space
into the muscle
into the fatty layer (subcutaneous tissue) just below the skin
into a vein
Intradermal (ID) route
beneath the skin
Intracardiac (IC) Route
into the cardiac muscle
into the spinal column or in the space under the arachnoid membrane
medications are those that are administered through the skin or mucous membrane
Topical, transdermal and inhalation
applied or administered on the skin
administered from a patch or disk that is applied to unbroken skin
breathed into the respiratory tract through the nose or mouth
Process for a transdermal patch
remove the protective coating, patch is immediately applied to hairless skin and labeled with date, time and initials
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