Liquid dosage forms: Definition, Advantages, Disadvantages PDF Notes
Liquid dosage forms Definition includes biphasic liquid dosage form definition
Monophasic liquid dosage form: Monophasic means only one phase is there. That is the liquid phase.
- Internal Use- Syrup, mixture, linctuses, elixirs, parenteral preparations.
- External use- Gargle, mouthwash, lotions, nasal drops, eardrops.
Biphasic liquid dosage form: Biphasic means two phases are there. That is a solid phase and a liquid phase.
- Very useful for those patients who have trouble swallowing.
- The liquid dosage form’s absorption rate is faster than the solid dosage form.
- Liquid dosage forms are more flexible in taking proper those than solid doses.
- It needs a lot of special storage conditions.
- Affected by microorganisms: Due to the presence of sweetening and flavouring agents.
- Less stable than other doses.
- The problem of container breakage.
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