Can The Various Forms Of The Drug Affect The Action Of The Drug?
Morning, I want to ask, right? There are various forms of tablet dosage form, such as cylindrical, oval, round, ring, etc. Does that affect the drug’s action? Thank you..
Good afternoon, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. It is true that drug preparations have their respective purposes and have something to do with the absorption of the drug in the body. But not from the geometric shape of round, cylinder and so on, but from the form of the constituent. There are drugs in the form of capsules, tablets, caplets, syrups, suspensions, ointments, softgels, and powders or powder.
One easy example is between tablets and capsules, tablets are usually coated with sugar or a similar substance, which is intended so that the drugs contained therein will not immediately enter the blood vessels. While the capsules are not coated with these substances which make them immediately enter the blood vessels. Tablets can usually be halved to get a smaller dose, while capsules cannot. In addition, tablets can be stored longer than capsules and are cheaper. All of these things have their own advantages and disadvantages that have been adjusted to the needs of the drug, and sometimes patients cannot choose because not all drugs have all dosage options.
Furthermore, drug absorption in the body is also affected by drug administration or how the drug enters the body. Whether by being injected through a vein, injected under the skin, injected into the muscle, orally, inserted through the rectum, through the vagina, placed under the tongue, dropped into the eye or ear, or inhaled. Again, these have their respective purposes depending on the clinical needs of the patient.
For further and deeper information, the discussion of matters in the medical world is included in the realm of pharmacology, precisely in the form of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. Hopefully answered your question.
dr. Amadeo D. Basfiansa