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Clas of Drugs based on prep (Liquid/Solid)- Chelsie Brandyberry

emulsion a mixture of fats or oils in water
liniment a drug combined with oil, soap, alcohol, or water; applied externally, using friction, produce a feeling of heat or warmth
lotion an aqueous preparation that contains suspended ingredients; treat external skin conditions; soothe, protect, and moisten the skin and destroy harmful bacteria
solution a liquid preparation that contains one or more completely dissolved substances; dissolved substances are known as solutes and the liquid it is dissolved into is the solvent
spirit a drug combined with an alcoholic solution that is volatile
spray a fine stream of medicated vapor, usually used to treat nose and throat conditions
suspension 1 a drug that contains solid insoluble drug particles in a liquid; the preparation must be shaken before administration
suspension 2 a pressurized form in which solid aerosol or liquid drug particles are suspended in a gas to be dispensed in a cloud or mix
syrup a drug dissolved in a solution of sugar, water, and sometimes a flavoring to disguise an unpleasant taste
tincture a drug dissolved in a solution of alcohol or alcohol and water
tablet a powdered drug; that has been pressed into discs
chewable tablet a powdered drug that has been flavored and pressed into a disc
sublingual tablet a powdered drug that has been pressed into a disc and is designed to dissolve under the tongue, which permits its rapid absorption into the bloodstream
enteric-coated tablet a tablet coated with a substance that prevents it from dissolving until it reaches the intestines
capsule a drug contained in a gelatin capsule that is water-soluble and functions to prevent that patient from testing the drug
sustained-release capsule a capsule that contains granules that dissolve at different rates to provide a gradual and continuous release of medication
caplet a drug contained in an oblong tablet with a smooth coating to make swallowing easier
lozenge a drug contained in a candy-like base;circular;dissolve on tongue
cream a drug combined in a base that is generally non-greasy;semi-solid preparation;applied externally to the skin
ointment a drug with an oil base; semi-solid preparation; applied externally to the skin; usually greasy
suppository a drug mixed with a firm base designed to melt at body temperature; shaped into a cylinder or cone for easy insertion into body cavity
transdermal patch a patch with an adhesive backing, which contains a drug, that is applied to the skin; drug enters the circulation after being absorbed through the skin
Elixir a drug that is dissolved in a solution of alcohol and water;sweetened and flavored; taken orally