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Routes of drug administration refer to the various ways in which drugs can be introduced into the human body for therapeutic or diagnostic purposes. There are several routes of drug administration

Here are all the types and how you can easily remember them easily through mnemonics 

1) Enteral Route Of Drug Administration:

  • Buccal (between the cheek and gum)
  • Rectal (suppositories)
  • Oral (pills, tablets, capsules)
  • Sublingual (under the tongue)

 

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2) Parenteral Route Of Drug Administration:

  • Intravenous (IV)
  • Intramuscular (IM)
  • Intradermal (ID)
  • Intrathecal (IT)
  • Subcutaneous (SC)

 

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3) Topical Route Of Drug Administration:

  • Transdermal (through the skin)
  • Eye drops (ophthalmic)
  • Ear drops (otic)
  • Nose drops/sprays (nasal)
  • Inhalation (through the lungs)

 

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4) Other methods of drug administration:

  • Transmucosal (through mucous membranes)
  • Transuterine (through the uterus)
  • Intranasal (through the nose)
  • Transplacental (through the placenta)

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