Lesson Code: PUF-1201. This e-Lesson is aimed at personnel who require an overview of pharmaceutical dosage forms. The most common dosage forms are described including solids, liquids, semisolids, aerosol inhalers, and transdermal patches, along with the mode of entry of each form into the body.

  • Category: Finished Dose - Processes


After completing this e-Lesson, you will be able to:

  • Explain the purpose of an active ingredient
  • List and describe the most common pharmaceutical dosage forms
  • Describe how each dosage form delivers its active ingredient into the body

KEY WORDS: Absorption, Active Ingredient, Administration, Aerosol Inhaler, Bloodstream, Liquids, Semisolids, Solid Dosage, Sustained Release, Transdermal Patch