HL7 Terminology
2.0.0 - Publication

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ValueSet: SolidDrugForm


Defining URL:http://terminology.hl7.org/ValueSet/v3-SolidDrugForm
Status:Active as of 2014-03-26
OID:2.16.840.1.113883.1.11.14484 (for OID based terminology systems)
Source Resource:XML / JSON / Turtle


This value set is not used here; it may be used elsewhere (e.g. specifications and/or implementations that use this content)

Logical Definition (CLD)

This value set includes codes based on the following rules:

This value set excludes codes based on the following rules:



This value set contains 59 concepts

Expansion based on Orderable Drug Form v2.0.0 (CodeSystem)

All codes from system http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-orderableDrugForm

MEDBARMedicated Bar Soap
CHEWBARChewable BarA solid dosage form usually in the form of a rectangle that is meant to be chewed.
BEADBeadsA solid dosage form in the shape of a small ball.
CEMENTCementA substance that serves to produce solid union between two surfaces.
CRYSCrystalsA 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.
DISKDiskA circular plate-like organ or structure.
GRANGranulesA small particle or grain.
GUMChewingGumA sweetened and flavored insoluble plastic material of various shapes which when chewed, releases a drug substance into the oral cavity.
MEDPADMedicated Pad
PATCHPatchA 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.
TPATCHTransdermal Patch
TPATH1616 Hour Transdermal Patch
TPATH2424 Hour Transdermal Patch
TPATH2WKBiweekly Transdermal Patch
TPATH7272 Hour Transdermal Patch
TPATHWKWeekly Transdermal Patch
PELLETPelletA 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.
PILLPillA small, round solid dosage form containing a medicinal agent intended for oral administration.
CAPCapsuleA 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.
ORCAPOral Capsule
ENTCAPEnteric Coated Capsule
ERENTCAPExtended Release Enteric Coated Capsule
ERCAPExtended 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.
ERCAP1212 Hour Extended Release Capsule
ERCAP2424 Hour Extended Release Capsule
ERECCAPExtended Release Enteric Coated Capsule*Rationale:* Duplicate of code ERENTCAP. Use code ERENTCAP instead.
TABTabletA solid dosage form containing medicinal substances with or without suitable diluents.
ORTABOral Tablet
BUCTABBuccal Tablet
SRBUCTABSustained Release Buccal Tablet
CHEWTABChewable 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.
CPTABCoated Particles Tablet
DISINTABDisintegrating TabletA solid dosage form containing medicinal substances which disintegrates rapidly, usually within a matter of seconds, when placed upon the tongue.
DRTABDelayed Release Tablet
ECTABEnteric Coated Tablet
ERECTABExtended Release Enteric Coated Tablet
ERTABExtended 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.
ERTAB1212 Hour Extended Release Tablet
ERTAB2424 Hour Extended Release Tablet
ORTROCHELozenge/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.
SLTABSublingual Tablet
VAGTABVaginal Tablet
POWDPowderAn intimate mixture of dry, finely divided drugs and/or chemicals that may be intended for internal or external use.
TOPPWDTopical Powder
RECPWDRectal Powder
VAGPWDVaginal Powder
SUPPSuppositoryA 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.
RECSUPPRectal Suppository
URETHSUPPUrethral suppository
VAGSUPPVaginal Suppository
SWABSwabA 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.
MEDSWABMedicated swab
WAFERWaferA thin slice of material containing a medicinal agent.

Explanation of the columns that may appear on this page:

Level A few code lists that FHIR defines are hierarchical - each code is assigned a level. In this scheme, some codes are under other codes, and imply that the code they are under also applies
Source The source of the definition of the code (when the value set draws in codes defined elsewhere)
Code The code (used as the code in the resource instance)
Display The display (used in the display element of a Coding). If there is no display, implementers should not simply display the code, but map the concept into their application
Definition An explanation of the meaning of the concept
Comments Additional notes about how to use the code


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