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Nasal Route of Drug Administration: Advantages and Disadvantages

Nasal administration refers to the absorption of drugs across the nasal mucosa, i.e. not accessing to the respiratory tract. It is a form of administration…
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Subcutaneous Route of Drug Administration: Advantages and Disadvantages

Subcutaneous route of drug administration, also called hypodermic administration, involves injecting a drug into the loose connective tissue between the dermis of the skin and…
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Intramuscular Route of Drug Administration: Advantages and Disadvantages

The intramuscular (IM) route of drug administration is a common route for parenteral injections. Many antibiotics, preoperative sedatives, and narcotics are administered intramuscularly. In intramuscular (IM) injections,…
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Intravenous Route of Drug Administration: Advantages and Disadvantages

Administering a drug through the intravenous (IV) route involves the introduction of a drug solution directly into the blood through the vein using a syringe…
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Parenteral Route of Drug Administration: Advantages and Disadvantages

The parenteral route (also referred to as injection route) is the fastest and the second commonest route of drug administration. The term parenteral is made…
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Pulmonary Route of Drug Administration: Advantages and Disadvantages

The pulmonary or inhalational route of administration has been traditionally used for drug administration to the respiratory tract, in pathologies like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease…
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Transdermal Route of Drug Administration: Advantages and Disadvantages

A few drugs can be formulated such that a “patch” containing the drug is applied to the skin. The drug seeps out of the patch,…
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Topical Route of Drug Administration: Advantages and Disadvantages

Topical route of drug administration refers to the application of medication to the surface of the skin or mucous membrane of the eye, ear, nose,…
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Rectal Route of Drug Administration: Advantages and Disadvantages

The rectum is the ending portion of the large intestine, approximately 15 cm long, from the colon to the anal sphincters. It can be used…
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First Pass Effect Explained

First pass effect, also known as first-pass metabolism or pre-systemic metabolism is the term used for hepatic metabolism of drug when absorbed and delivered through…
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First Pass Effect Explained

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Buccal and Sublingual Routes of Drug Administration: Advantages and Disadvantages

Routes of drug administration are the path by which a drug is introduced into the body. Certain tablets are intended not to be swallowed when…
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Routes of Drug Administration: An Overview

The route of drug administration is simply defined as the path by which a drug is taken into the body for diagnosis, prevention, cure or…
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