Pharmacy Orientation: Drug Administration Routes & Dosage Forms

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Which of the following is NOT a factor that influences the effects of drugs?

Ease of administration

What is the purpose of excipients (inactive ingredients) in a dosage form?

To aid the manufacturing process

What is the main responsibility of an active ingredient in a drug?

To produce the drug's therapeutic effect

Which type of dosage form is designed to deliver drugs through the skin into the bloodstream?

Transdermal dosage form

What characteristics are considered when determining the route of administration and dosage form?

Area of the body that the drug needs to reach

What are excipients in a dosage form primarily responsible for?

Improving drug stability

Which excipient function involves preventing counterfeiting?

Coloring agents

What is the function of disintegrants in tablets?

Aid dispersion in the gastrointestinal tract

Which type of solid dosage form is designed to dissolve or disintegrate slowly in the mouth?

Lozenges

What is the main composition of most capsule shells?

Gelatin

Which solid dosage form is often easier to swallow than large tablets and more stable than capsules?

Caplets

What is the main function of glidants in tablet manufacturing?

Improve flow of powders

Which excipient function involves mainly natural or synthetic polymers giving mechanical strength?

Excipient binders

What is the function of pill and bolus in pharmaceutical terms?

Molded oral dosage forms

Which solid dosage form is suitable for formulating poorly water-soluble drugs due to good drug release and absorption by the GI tract?

Capsules

What type of tablet dosage form has been superseded by tablets and capsules but is still used by the general public to describe any solid oral dose form?

Pill and Bolus

What factors are considered when determining the route of administration and dosage form?

All of the above

What is the main responsibility of an active ingredient in a drug?

Responsible for a drug’s therapeutic effect

Which excipient function involves mainly synthetic dyes to aid identification and prevent counterfeiting?

Colouring agents

What type of solid dosage form is often easier to swallow than large tablets and more stable than capsules?

Pills

Which excipient function involves compounds that, in the gastrointestinal tract, swell or dissolve in water to aid dispersion of the tablet?

Disintegrants

Which solid dosage form is designed to deliver drugs through the skin into the bloodstream?

Transdermal patches

Which solid dosage form is suitable for formulating poorly water-soluble drugs due to good drug release and absorption by the GI tract?

Capsules

What is the primary advantage of solid dosage forms over liquid formulations?

Greater chemical stability

What is the main function of a caplet dosage form?

To extend or delay release

What is the primary disadvantage of powders as a dosage form?

Unpleasant taste

What are hard gelatin capsules primarily suitable for?

Solid-fill formulations

What is the main function of a pill in pharmaceutical terms?

Molded oral dosage form superseded by tablets and capsules

What type of solid dosage form is often easier to swallow than large tablets and more stable than capsules?

Caplet

What is the main use of powders for inhalation?

Lubricating skin surfaces

What is the primary issue often associated with capsule shells?

Unpleasant taste

Test your knowledge about dosage forms, routes of administration, and factors influencing drug effects in different populations. Learn about dosage form properties and differences between various administration routes.

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