Routes of Drug Administration Quiz

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What is the most common and easiest route to administer drugs?

Oral administration

Which route of drug administration is suitable for unconscious patients?

Intravenous injection

Which injection route is used for non-irritating drugs but is also painful?

Intramuscular injection

What is the main disadvantage of the intravenous (i.v) injection route?

Requires sterilization and a trained person

Which route of drug administration has both systemic and local effects, such as anesthetics and bronchodilators?

Inhalation route

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Routes of Drug Administration

  • The most common and easiest route to administer drugs is the oral route.

Injection Routes

  • The intravenous (i.v) route is suitable for unconscious patients.
  • The subcutaneous route is used for non-irritating drugs but is also painful.
  • The main disadvantage of the intravenous (i.v) injection route is that it can cause phlebitis, infection, and embolism.

Local and Systemic Effects

  • The topical route of drug administration has both systemic and local effects, such as anesthetics and bronchodilators.

Test your knowledge of different routes of drug administration, including oral and injection methods. Learn about the advantages and disadvantages of each method and their suitability for different patient conditions.

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