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Term: Dosage Form

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2009-03-09


The dosage form in which the product (DIN) is administered (e.g. tablet, liquid. suppository, solution). A product (brand) name can have more than one dosage form; each dosage form with have its own DIN. There are two sources currently available for identifying the dosage form of a drug: 1). the Master Formulary file, (coding from Health Canada's Drug Product Database (DPD)), and 2). the Drug Identification Number (DIN) Master file contains a dosage form (variable name DOSAGE, e.g. TAB, Tab, T), but limited because no labeling format is available.

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