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CodeSystem: Orderable Drug Form

Official URL: http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-orderableDrugForm Version: 2.1.0
Active as of 2019-03-20 Responsible: Health Level 7 Computable Name: OrderableDrugForm
Other Identifiers: id: urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.5.85

OpenIssue: Missing description.

This Code system is referenced in the content logical definition of the following value sets:


This code system defines the following properties for its concepts

SpecializesCodingThe child code is a more narrow version of the concept represented by the parent code. I.e. Every child concept is also a valid parent concept. Used to allow determination of subsumption. Must be transitive, irreflexive, antisymmetric.
GeneralizesCodingInverse of Specializes. Only included as a derived relationship.
internalIdhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/utg-concept-properties#v3-internal-idcodeThe internal identifier for the concept in the HL7 Access database repository.
statushttp://hl7.org/fhir/concept-properties#statuscodeDesignation of a concept's state. Normally is not populated unless the state is retired..
notSelectablehttp://hl7.org/fhir/concept-properties#notSelectablebooleanIndicates that the code is abstract - only intended to be used as a selector for other concepts
subsumedByhttp://hl7.org/fhir/concept-properties#parentcodeThe concept code of a parent concept


This code system http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-orderableDrugForm defines the following codes:

LvlCodeDisplayDefinitioninternalIdstatusNot SelectableParent
1_AdministrableDrugForm AdministrableDrugForm21101activetrue
2  APPFUL Applicatorful14572active_AdministrableDrugForm
2  DROP Drops14420active_AdministrableDrugForm, SOL
3    NDROP Nasal Drops14422activeDROP
3    OPDROP Ophthalmic Drops14421activeDROP
3    ORDROP Oral Drops14423activeDROP, ORALSOL
3    OTDROP Otic Drops14424activeDROP
2  PUFF Puff14571active_AdministrableDrugForm
2  SCOOP Scoops14574active_AdministrableDrugForm
2  SPRY Sprays14573active_AdministrableDrugForm
1_DispensableDrugForm DispensableDrugForm21102activetrue
2  _GasDrugForm GasDrugFormAny elastic aeriform fluid in which the molecules are separated from one another and have free paths.21103activetrue_DispensableDrugForm
3    GASINHL Gas for Inhalation14569active_GasDrugForm
2  _GasLiquidMixture GasLiquidMixture21104activetrue_DispensableDrugForm
3    AER Aerosol14551active_GasLiquidMixture
4      BAINHL Breath Activated Inhaler14553activeAER
4      INHLSOL Inhalant Solution14555activeAER
4      MDINHL Metered Dose Inhaler14552activeAER
4      NASSPRY Nasal Spray14554activeAER
3    DERMSPRY Dermal Spray14556active_GasLiquidMixture
3    FOAM Foam14546active_GasLiquidMixture
4      FOAMAPL Foam with Applicator14547activeFOAM
4      RECFORM Rectal foam14548activeFOAM
4      VAGFOAM Vaginal foam14549activeFOAM
5        VAGFOAMAPL Vaginal foam with applicator14550activeVAGFOAM
3    RECSPRY Rectal Spray14557active_GasLiquidMixture
3    VAGSPRY Vaginal Spray14558active_GasLiquidMixture
2  _GasSolidSpray GasSolidSpray21105activetrue_DispensableDrugForm
3    INHL Inhalant14560active_GasSolidSpray
4      BAINHLPWD Breath Activated Powder Inhaler14562activeINHL
4      INHLPWD Inhalant Powder14561activeINHL
4      MDINHLPWD Metered Dose Powder Inhaler14563activeINHL
4      NASINHL Nasal Inhalant14564activeINHL
4      ORINHL Oral Inhalant14565activeINHL
3    PWDSPRY Powder Spray14567active_GasSolidSpray
3    SPRYADAPT Spray with Adaptor14566active_GasSolidSpray
2  _Liquid LiquidA state of substance that is an intermediate one entered into as matter goes from solid to gas; liquids are also intermediate in that they have neither the orderliness of a crystal nor the randomness of a gas. (Note: This term should not be used to describe solutions, only pure chemicals in their liquid state.)21106activetrue_DispensableDrugForm
3    LIQCLN Liquid Cleanser14414active_Liquid
4      LIQSOAP Medicated Liquid Soap14415activeLIQCLN
4      SHMP ShampooA liquid soap or detergent used to clean the hair and scalp and is often used as a vehicle for dermatologic agents.14416activeLIQCLN
3    OIL OilAn unctuous, combustible substance which is liquid, or easily liquefiable, on warming, and is soluble in ether but insoluble in water. Such substances, depending on their origin, are classified as animal, mineral, or vegetable oils.14417active_Liquid
4      TOPOIL Topical Oil14418activeOIL
3    SOL SolutionA liquid preparation that contains one or more chemical substances dissolved, i.e., molecularly dispersed, in a suitable solvent or mixture of mutually miscible solvents.14419active_Liquid
4      IPSOL Intraperitoneal Solution14425activeSOL
4      IRSOL Irrigation SolutionA sterile solution intended to bathe or flush open wounds or body cavities; they're used topically, never parenterally.14427activeSOL
5        DOUCHE DoucheA liquid preparation, intended for the irrigative cleansing of the vagina, that is prepared from powders, liquid solutions, or liquid concentrates and contains one or more chemical substances dissolved in a suitable solvent or mutually miscible solvents.14428activeIRSOL
5        ENEMA EnemaA rectal preparation for therapeutic, diagnostic, or nutritive purposes.14429activeIRSOL
5        OPIRSOL Ophthalmic Irrigation Solution14430activeIRSOL
4      IVSOL Intravenous Solution14426activeSOL
4      ORALSOL Oral Solution14431activeSOL
5        ELIXIR ElixirA clear, pleasantly flavored, sweetened hydroalcoholic liquid containing dissolved medicinal agents; it is intended for oral use.14432activeORALSOL
5        RINSE Mouthwash/RinseAn aqueous solution which is most often used for its deodorant, refreshing, or antiseptic effect.14434activeORALSOL
5        SYRUP SyrupAn oral solution containing high concentrations of sucrose or other sugars; the term has also been used to include any other liquid dosage form prepared in a sweet and viscid vehicle, including oral suspensions.14433activeORALSOL
5        ORDROPOral Drops
4      RECSOL Rectal Solution14436activeSOL
4      TOPSOL Topical Solution14437activeSOL
5        LIN LinimentA solution or mixture of various substances in oil, alcoholic solutions of soap, or emulsions intended for external application.14438activeTOPSOL
5        MUCTOPSOL Mucous Membrane Topical Solution14440activeTOPSOL
5        TINC Tincture14439activeTOPSOL
4      DROPDrops
2  _LiquidLiquidEmulsion LiquidLiquidEmulsionA two-phase system in which one liquid is dispersed throughout another liquid in the form of small droplets.21107activetrue_DispensableDrugForm
3    CRM CreamA semisolid dosage form containing one or more drug substances dissolved or dispersed in a suitable base; more recently, the term has been restricted to products consisting of oil-in-water emulsions or aqueous microcrystalline dispersions of long chain fatty acids or alcohols that are water washable and more cosmetically and aesthetically acceptable.14466active_LiquidLiquidEmulsion
4      NASCRM Nasal Cream14467activeCRM
4      OPCRM Ophthalmic Cream14468activeCRM
4      ORCRM Oral Cream14469activeCRM
4      OTCRM Otic Cream14470activeCRM
4      RECCRM Rectal Cream14471activeCRM
4      TOPCRM Topical Cream14472activeCRM
4      VAGCRM Vaginal Cream14473activeCRM
5        VAGCRMAPL Vaginal Cream with Applicator14474activeVAGCRM
3    LTN LotionThe term "lotion" has been used to categorize many topical suspensions, solutions and emulsions intended for application to the skin.14464active_LiquidLiquidEmulsion
4      TOPLTN Topical Lotion14465activeLTN
3    OINT OintmentA semisolid preparation intended for external application to the skin or mucous membranes.14475active_LiquidLiquidEmulsion
4      NASOINT Nasal Ointment14479activeOINT
4      OINTAPL Ointment with Applicator14476activeOINT
4      OPOINT Ophthalmic Ointment14477activeOINT
4      OTOINT Otic Ointment14478activeOINT
4      RECOINT Rectal Ointment14480activeOINT
4      TOPOINT Topical Ointment14481activeOINT
4      VAGOINT Vaginal Ointment14482activeOINT
5        VAGOINTAPL Vaginal Ointment with Applicator14483activeVAGOINT
2  _LiquidSolidSuspension LiquidSolidSuspensionA liquid preparation which consists of solid particles dispersed throughout a liquid phase in which the particles are not soluble.21108activetrue_DispensableDrugForm
3    GEL GelA semisolid system consisting of either suspensions made up of small inorganic particles or large organic molecules interpenetrated by a liquid.14442active_LiquidSolidSuspension
4      GELAPL Gel with Applicator14443activeGEL
4      NASGEL Nasal Gel14444activeGEL
4      OPGEL Ophthalmic Gel14445activeGEL
4      OTGEL Otic Gel14446activeGEL
4      TOPGEL Topical Gel14447activeGEL
4      URETHGEL Urethral Gel14448activeGEL
4      VAGGEL Vaginal Gel14449activeGEL
5        VGELAPL Vaginal Gel with Applicator14450activeVAGGEL
3    PASTE PasteA semisolid dosage form that contains one or more drug substances intended for topical application.14451active_LiquidSolidSuspension
4      PUD Pudding14453activePASTE
4      TPASTE ToothpasteA paste formulation intended to clean and/or polish the teeth, and which may contain certain additional agents.14452activePASTE
3    SUSP Suspension14454active_LiquidSolidSuspension
4      ITSUSP Intrathecal Suspension14455activeSUSP
4      OPSUSP Ophthalmic Suspension14456activeSUSP
4      ORSUSP Oral Suspension14457activeSUSP
5        ERSUSP Extended-Release Suspension14458activeORSUSP
6          ERSUSP12 12 Hour Extended-Release Suspension14459activeERSUSP
6          ERSUSP24 24 Hour Extended Release Suspension14460activeERSUSP
4      OTSUSP Otic Suspension14461activeSUSP
4      RECSUSP Rectal Suspension14462activeSUSP
2  _SolidDrugForm SolidDrugForm21109activetrue_DispensableDrugForm
3    BAR Bar14485active_SolidDrugForm
4      BARSOAP Bar Soap14486activeBAR
5        MEDBAR Medicated Bar Soap14487activeBARSOAP
4      CHEWBAR Chewable BarA solid dosage form usually in the form of a rectangle that is meant to be chewed.14488activeBAR
3    BEAD BeadsA solid dosage form in the shape of a small ball.14489active_SolidDrugForm
3    CAKE Cake14490active_SolidDrugForm
3    CEMENT CementA substance that serves to produce solid union between two surfaces.14491active_SolidDrugForm
3    CRYS CrystalsA naturally produced angular solid of definite form in which the ultimate units from which it is built up are systematically arranged; they are usually evenly spaced on a regular space lattice.14492active_SolidDrugForm
3    DISK DiskA circular plate-like organ or structure.14493active_SolidDrugForm
3    FLAKE Flakes14494active_SolidDrugForm
3    GRAN GranulesA small particle or grain.14495active_SolidDrugForm
3    GUM ChewingGumA sweetened and flavored insoluble plastic material of various shapes which when chewed, releases a drug substance into the oral cavity.14496active_SolidDrugForm
3    PAD Pad14497active_SolidDrugForm
4      MEDPAD Medicated Pad14498activePAD
3    PATCH PatchA drug delivery system that contains an adhesived backing and that permits its ingredients to diffuse from some portion of it (e.g., the backing itself, a reservoir, the adhesive, or some other component) into the body from the external site where it is applied.14499active_SolidDrugForm
4      TPATCH Transdermal Patch14500activePATCH
5        TPATH16 16 Hour Transdermal Patch14501activeTPATCH
5        TPATH24 24 Hour Transdermal Patch14502activeTPATCH
5        TPATH2WK Biweekly Transdermal Patch14505activeTPATCH
5        TPATH72 72 Hour Transdermal Patch14503activeTPATCH
5        TPATHWK Weekly Transdermal Patch14504activeTPATCH
3    PELLET PelletA small sterile solid mass consisting of a highly purified drug (with or without excipients) made by the formation of granules, or by compression and molding.14533active_SolidDrugForm
3    PILL PillA small, round solid dosage form containing a medicinal agent intended for oral administration.14506active_SolidDrugForm
4      CAP CapsuleA solid dosage form in which the drug is enclosed within either a hard or soft soluble container or "shell" made from a suitable form of gelatin.14507activePILL
5        ORCAP Oral Capsule14508activeCAP
6          ENTCAP Enteric Coated Capsule14509activeORCAP
7            ERENTCAP Extended Release Enteric Coated Capsule14510activeENTCAP, ERCAP
6          ERCAP Extended Release CapsuleA solid dosage form in which the drug is enclosed within either a hard or soft soluble container made from a suitable form of gelatin, and which releases a drug (or drugs) in such a manner to allow a reduction in dosing frequency as compared to that drug (or drugs) presented as a conventional dosage form.14511activeORCAP
7            ERCAP12 12 Hour Extended Release Capsule14513activeERCAP
7            ERCAP24 24 Hour Extended Release Capsule14514activeERCAP
7            ERECCAP Extended Release Enteric Coated Capsule*Rationale:* Duplicate of code ERENTCAP. Use code ERENTCAP instead.14512retiredERCAP
7            ERENTCAPExtended Release Enteric Coated Capsule
4      TAB TabletA solid dosage form containing medicinal substances with or without suitable diluents.14515activePILL
5        ORTAB Oral Tablet14516activeTAB
6          BUCTAB Buccal Tablet14518activeORTAB
7            SRBUCTAB Sustained Release Buccal Tablet14519activeBUCTAB
6          CAPLET Caplet14517activeORTAB
6          CHEWTAB Chewable TabletA solid dosage form containing medicinal substances with or without suitable diluents that is intended to be chewed, producing a pleasant tasting residue in the oral cavity that is easily swallowed and does not leave a bitter or unpleasant after-taste.14520activeORTAB
6          CPTAB Coated Particles Tablet14521activeORTAB
6          DISINTAB Disintegrating TabletA solid dosage form containing medicinal substances which disintegrates rapidly, usually within a matter of seconds, when placed upon the tongue.14523activeORTAB
6          DRTAB Delayed Release Tablet14522activeORTAB
6          ECTAB Enteric Coated Tablet14524activeORTAB
7            ERECTAB Extended Release Enteric Coated Tablet14525activeECTAB, ERTAB
6          ERTAB Extended Release TabletA solid dosage form containing a drug which allows at least a reduction in dosing frequency as compared to that drug presented in conventional dosage form.14526activeORTAB
7            ERTAB12 12 Hour Extended Release Tablet14528activeERTAB
7            ERTAB24 24 Hour Extended Release Tablet14527activeERTAB
7            ERECTABExtended Release Enteric Coated Tablet
6          ORTROCHE Lozenge/Oral TrocheA solid preparation containing one or more medicaments, usually in a flavored, sweetened base which is intended to dissolve or disintegrate slowly in the mouth.14530activeORTAB
6          SLTAB Sublingual Tablet14531activeORTAB
5        VAGTAB Vaginal Tablet14532activeTAB
3    POWD PowderAn intimate mixture of dry, finely divided drugs and/or chemicals that may be intended for internal or external use.14534active_SolidDrugForm
4      TOPPWD Topical Powder14535activePOWD
5        RECPWD Rectal Powder14536activeTOPPWD
5        VAGPWD Vaginal Powder14537activeTOPPWD
3    SUPP SuppositoryA solid body of various weights and shapes, adapted for introduction into the rectal, vaginal, or urethral orifice of the human body; they usually melt, soften, or dissolve at body temperature.14538active_SolidDrugForm
4      RECSUPP Rectal Suppository14539activeSUPP
4      URETHSUPP Urethral suppository14541activeSUPP
4      VAGSUPP Vaginal Suppository14540activeSUPP
3    SWAB SwabA wad of absorbent material usually wound around one end of a small stick and used for applying medication or for removing material from an area.14542active_SolidDrugForm
4      MEDSWAB Medicated swab14543activeSWAB
3    WAFER WaferA thin slice of material containing a medicinal agent.14544active_SolidDrugForm


2022-10-18reviseTSMGMarc DuteauFixing missing metadata; up-349
2022-02-17 00:00:32+1100reviseVocabulary WGGrahame GrievePopulate Missing caseSensitive property; UP-286
2020-05-06reviseVocabulary WGTed KleinMigrated to the UTG maintenance environment and publishing tooling.