I have confronted with this for some time now which I need to educate my client on. please I need more points. thank you
Suspensions are merely the drug in a carrier fluid. Syrups always have sugar in them, also some have alcohol in them.
A suspension refers to the formulation property that indicates the drug is not soluble in it’s carrier liquid, allowing gravity to slowly pull the prescribed drug to the bottom of the bottle. The drug is only temporarily suspended in the carrier from the effects of gravity and require shaking before each and every administration to ensure each dose is equivalent.
Whereas, syrup refers to a sugary carrier. Unless the bottle specifies suspension, it’s usually safe to assume the the drug is soluble in its carrier and the contents of the bottle remain homogeneous, at rest, requiring no bottle shaking to mix.
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