Current Build HL7 v3 Code System orderableDrugForm

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This code system ( is defined as part of HL7 v3.


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Title:v3 Code System orderableDrugForm

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OID:2.16.840.1.113883.5.85 (for OID based terminology systems)
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This Code system is used in the following value sets:

Release Date: 2018-08-12

1(_AdministrableDrugForm) Abstract 
2  APPFUL Applicatorful
2  DROP Drops
3    NDROP Nasal Drops
3    OPDROP Ophthalmic Drops
3    ORDROP Oral Drops
3    OTDROP Otic Drops
2  PUFF Puff
2  SCOOP Scoops
2  SPRY Sprays
1(_DispensableDrugForm) Abstract 
2  (_GasDrugForm) Abstract  Any elastic aeriform fluid in which the molecules are separated from one another and have free paths.
3    GASINHL Gas for Inhalation
2  (_GasLiquidMixture) Abstract 
3    AER Aerosol
4      BAINHL Breath Activated Inhaler
4      INHLSOL Inhalant Solution
4      MDINHL Metered Dose Inhaler
4      NASSPRY Nasal Spray
3    DERMSPRY Dermal Spray
3    FOAM Foam
4      FOAMAPL Foam with Applicator
4      RECFORM Rectal foam
4      VAGFOAM Vaginal foam
5        VAGFOAMAPL Vaginal foam with applicator
3    RECSPRY Rectal Spray
3    VAGSPRY Vaginal Spray
2  (_GasSolidSpray) Abstract 
3    INHL Inhalant
4      BAINHLPWD Breath Activated Powder Inhaler
4      INHLPWD Inhalant Powder
4      MDINHLPWD Metered Dose Powder Inhaler
4      NASINHL Nasal Inhalant
4      ORINHL Oral Inhalant
3    PWDSPRY Powder Spray
3    SPRYADAPT Spray with Adaptor
2  (_Liquid) Abstract  A 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.)
3    LIQCLN Liquid Cleanser
4      LIQSOAP Medicated Liquid Soap
4      SHMP Shampoo A liquid soap or detergent used to clean the hair and scalp and is often used as a vehicle for dermatologic agents.
3    OIL Oil An 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.
4      TOPOIL Topical Oil
3    SOL Solution A liquid preparation that contains one or more chemical substances dissolved, i.e., molecularly dispersed, in a suitable solvent or mixture of mutually miscible solvents.
4      DROP
4      IPSOL Intraperitoneal Solution
4      IRSOL Irrigation Solution A sterile solution intended to bathe or flush open wounds or body cavities; they're used topically, never parenterally.
5        DOUCHE Douche A 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.
5        ENEMA Enema A rectal preparation for therapeutic, diagnostic, or nutritive purposes.
5        OPIRSOL Ophthalmic Irrigation Solution
4      IVSOL Intravenous Solution
4      ORALSOL Oral Solution
5        ORDROP
5        ELIXIR Elixir A clear, pleasantly flavored, sweetened hydroalcoholic liquid containing dissolved medicinal agents; it is intended for oral use.
5        RINSE Mouthwash/Rinse An aqueous solution which is most often used for its deodorant, refreshing, or antiseptic effect.
5        SYRUP Syrup An 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.
4      RECSOL Rectal Solution
4      TOPSOL Topical Solution
5        LIN Liniment A solution or mixture of various substances in oil, alcoholic solutions of soap, or emulsions intended for external application.
5        MUCTOPSOL Mucous Membrane Topical Solution
5        TINC Tincture
2  (_LiquidLiquidEmulsion) Abstract  A two-phase system in which one liquid is dispersed throughout another liquid in the form of small droplets.
3    CRM Cream A 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.
4      NASCRM Nasal Cream
4      OPCRM Ophthalmic Cream
4      ORCRM Oral Cream
4      OTCRM Otic Cream
4      RECCRM Rectal Cream
4      TOPCRM Topical Cream
4      VAGCRM Vaginal Cream
5        VAGCRMAPL Vaginal Cream with Applicator
3    LTN Lotion The term "lotion" has been used to categorize many topical suspensions, solutions and emulsions intended for application to the skin.
4      TOPLTN Topical Lotion
3    OINT Ointment A semisolid preparation intended for external application to the skin or mucous membranes.
4      NASOINT Nasal Ointment
4      OINTAPL Ointment with Applicator
4      OPOINT Ophthalmic Ointment
4      OTOINT Otic Ointment
4      RECOINT Rectal Ointment
4      TOPOINT Topical Ointment
4      VAGOINT Vaginal Ointment
5        VAGOINTAPL Vaginal Ointment with Applicator
2  (_LiquidSolidSuspension) Abstract  A liquid preparation which consists of solid particles dispersed throughout a liquid phase in which the particles are not soluble.
3    GEL Gel A semisolid system consisting of either suspensions made up of small inorganic particles or large organic molecules interpenetrated by a liquid.
4      GELAPL Gel with Applicator
4      NASGEL Nasal Gel
4      OPGEL Ophthalmic Gel
4      OTGEL Otic Gel
4      TOPGEL Topical Gel
4      URETHGEL Urethral Gel
4      VAGGEL Vaginal Gel
5        VGELAPL Vaginal Gel with Applicator
3    PASTE Paste A semisolid dosage form that contains one or more drug substances intended for topical application.
4      PUD Pudding
4      TPASTE Toothpaste A paste formulation intended to clean and/or polish the teeth, and which may contain certain additional agents.
3    SUSP Suspension
4      ITSUSP Intrathecal Suspension
4      OPSUSP Ophthalmic Suspension
4      ORSUSP Oral Suspension
5        ERSUSP Extended-Release Suspension
6          ERSUSP12 12 Hour Extended-Release Suspension
6          ERSUSP24 24 Hour Extended Release Suspension
4      OTSUSP Otic Suspension
4      RECSUSP Rectal Suspension
2  (_SolidDrugForm) Abstract 
3    BAR Bar
4      BARSOAP Bar Soap
5        MEDBAR Medicated Bar Soap
4      CHEWBAR Chewable Bar A solid dosage form usually in the form of a rectangle that is meant to be chewed.
3    BEAD Beads A solid dosage form in the shape of a small ball.
3    CAKE Cake
3    CEMENT Cement A substance that serves to produce solid union between two surfaces.
3    CRYS Crystals A 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.
3    DISK Disk A circular plate-like organ or structure.
3    FLAKE Flakes
3    GRAN Granules A small particle or grain.
3    GUM ChewingGum A sweetened and flavored insoluble plastic material of various shapes which when chewed, releases a drug substance into the oral cavity.
3    PAD Pad
4      MEDPAD Medicated Pad
3    PATCH Patch A 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.
4      TPATCH Transdermal Patch
5        TPATH16 16 Hour Transdermal Patch
5        TPATH24 24 Hour Transdermal Patch
5        TPATH2WK Biweekly Transdermal Patch
5        TPATH72 72 Hour Transdermal Patch
5        TPATHWK Weekly Transdermal Patch
3    PELLET Pellet A 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.
3    PILL Pill A small, round solid dosage form containing a medicinal agent intended for oral administration.
4      CAP Capsule A 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.
5        ORCAP Oral Capsule
6          ENTCAP Enteric Coated Capsule
7            ERENTCAP Extended Release Enteric Coated Capsule
6          ERCAP Extended Release Capsule A 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.
7            ERENTCAP
7            ERCAP12 12 Hour Extended Release Capsule
7            ERCAP24 24 Hour Extended Release Capsule
7            ERECCAP Extended Release Enteric Coated Capsule
Rationale: Duplicate of code ERENTCAP. Use code ERENTCAP instead.
4      TAB Tablet A solid dosage form containing medicinal substances with or without suitable diluents.
5        ORTAB Oral Tablet
6          BUCTAB Buccal Tablet
7            SRBUCTAB Sustained Release Buccal Tablet
6          CAPLET Caplet
6          CHEWTAB Chewable Tablet A 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.
6          CPTAB Coated Particles Tablet
6          DISINTAB Disintegrating Tablet A solid dosage form containing medicinal substances which disintegrates rapidly, usually within a matter of seconds, when placed upon the tongue.
6          DRTAB Delayed Release Tablet
6          ECTAB Enteric Coated Tablet
7            ERECTAB Extended Release Enteric Coated Tablet
6          ERTAB Extended Release Tablet A 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.
7            ERECTAB
7            ERTAB12 12 Hour Extended Release Tablet
7            ERTAB24 24 Hour Extended Release Tablet
6          ORTROCHE Lozenge/Oral Troche A solid preparation containing one or more medicaments, usually in a flavored, sweetened base which is intended to dissolve or disintegrate slowly in the mouth.
6          SLTAB Sublingual Tablet
5        VAGTAB Vaginal Tablet
3    POWD Powder An intimate mixture of dry, finely divided drugs and/or chemicals that may be intended for internal or external use.
4      TOPPWD Topical Powder
5        RECPWD Rectal Powder
5        VAGPWD Vaginal Powder
3    SUPP Suppository A 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.
4      RECSUPP Rectal Suppository
4      URETHSUPP Urethral suppository
4      VAGSUPP Vaginal Suppository
3    SWAB Swab A 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.
4      MEDSWAB Medicated swab
3    WAFER Wafer A thin slice of material containing a medicinal agent.