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Drug Dosage

Please note - Dosage information listed on the Drugs.com website should be used as a guideline only. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist before changing the dosage of any medicines.

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The dose is the amount of drug taken at any one time. This can be expressed as the weight of drug (e.g. 250 mg), volume of drug solution (e.g. 10 mL, 2 drops), the number of dosage forms (e.g. 1 capsule, 1 suppository) or some other quantity (e.g. 2 puffs).

The dosage regimen is the frequency at which the drug doses are given. Examples include 2.5 mL twice a day, one tablet three times a day, one injection every four weeks.

The total daily dose is calculated from the dose and the number of times per day the dose is taken.

The dosage form is the physical form of a dose of drug. Common dosage forms include tablets, capsules, creams, ointments, aerosols and patches. Each dosage form may also have a number of specialized forms such as extended-release, buccal, dispersible and chewable tablets. The strength is the amount of drug in the dosage form or a unit of the dosage form (e.g. 500 mg capsule, 250 mg/5 mL suspension).

The route of administration is the way the dosage form is given. Common routes of administration include oral, rectal, inhalation, nasal and topical.

The optimal dosage is the dosage that gives the desired effect with minimum side effects.

There are many factors taken into consideration when deciding a dose of drug - including age of the patient, weight, sex, ethnicity, liver and kidney function and whether the patient smokes. Other medicines may also affect the drug dose.

Dosage instructions are written on the doctor's prescription or hospital chart, and on the pharmacy label of a prescribed medicine. Dosage instructions are also found on the packaging and inserts of over-the-counter medicines.

Drug Dosage A-Z Index

A

A-Hydrocort injection, powder, lyophilized, for solution → Albuminar-25 injection Albuminar-5 injection → Anectine injection, solution Anestacon Jelly jelly → Avar-E LS Cream cream Avastin injection, solution → Azurette tablets

B

B-Donna Tablets tablet → Boostrix injection, suspension Boric Acid Topical → Byvalson tablet, film coated

C

C-Topical Solution topical solution → Celontin capsule CEM-Urea topical solution → Cleocin capsule Cleocin Pediatric granule, for oral solution → Cromolyn Ophthalmic Crotamiton Topical → Cytra-3 Oral Syrup syrup

D

D.H.E. 45 injection, solution → Dextrostat tablets Dexycu injection, suspension → Duricef powder, for suspension Durlaza capsule, extended release → Dyzbac tablet

E

E-Z Disk tablet → Eryc Delayed-Release Capsules, USP Erygel topical gel → Ezogabine

F

FaBB Tablets tablet → Fortamet tablet, film coated, extended Fortaz injection, powder, for solution → Fycompa tablets, oral suspension

G

Gabapentin → Gynazole-1 vaginal cream

H

H.P. Acthar Gel injection → Hyzaar tablet, film coated

I

i3odine Max kit, capsules and solution → Isordil Sublingual Tablets Isordil Titradose tablet → Izba ophthalmic solution

J

J-COF DHC oral liquid → Juvisync tablet, film coated

K

K-Dur extended-release tablets → Kytril tablet, film coated; oral solution

L

L-Methyl-MC NAC Tablets tablet, coated → Locoid Cream cream Locoid Lipocream cream → Lyza Tablets tablet

M

M-Cresyl Acetate Otic → Mexiletine Mexitil Capsules → Myzilra tablets