classification of the dosage form is one of the topics in pharmaceutics before this discussion, we came to know the following terms:
Definition of Dosage Form
Drug: A drug is “a chemical substance used in the treatment, cure, prevention, or diagnosis of disease or used to otherwise enhance physical or mental well-being.”
Dose: Amount of active medicament required to produce desired therapeutic or pharmacological effect.
Dosage form can define as transformation/presentation/conversion of pure chemical substance/active pharmaceutical ingredient/active medicament in predetermined / prefabricated / convenient form of administration.
Classification: Dosage forms are classified into three types based on appearance. Solid dosage forms, Semisolid dosage forms, and Liquid dosage forms.
Classification of dosage form
I. Solid dosage forms:
This is classified into the following classes
- Tablets 2. Capsules 3.Suppositories 4.Powders 5.Granules 6.Cachets 7.Pills
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