Release 4 HL7 v3 Value Set orderableDrugForm

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This value set ( is defined as part of HL7 v3.


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This expansion generated 06 Apr 2020

This value set contains 152 concepts

Expansion based on version 2019-07-31

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1  APPFULApplicatorfulApplicatorful
1  DROPDropsDrops
2    NDROPNasal DropsNasal Drops
2    OPDROPOphthalmic DropsOphthalmic Drops
2    ORDROPOral DropsOral Drops
2    OTDROPOtic DropsOtic Drops
1  PUFFPuffPuff
1  SCOOPScoopsScoops
1  SPRYSpraysSprays
1  _GasDrugFormGasDrugFormAny elastic aeriform fluid in which the molecules are separated from one another and have free paths.
2    GASINHLGas for InhalationGas for Inhalation
1  _GasLiquidMixtureGasLiquidMixtureGasLiquidMixture
2    AERAerosolAerosol
3      BAINHLBreath Activated InhalerBreath Activated Inhaler
3      INHLSOLInhalant SolutionInhalant Solution
3      MDINHLMetered Dose InhalerMetered Dose Inhaler
3      NASSPRYNasal SprayNasal Spray
2    DERMSPRYDermal SprayDermal Spray
2    FOAMFoamFoam
3      FOAMAPLFoam with ApplicatorFoam with Applicator
3      RECFORMRectal foamRectal foam
3      VAGFOAMVaginal foamVaginal foam
4        VAGFOAMAPLVaginal foam with applicatorVaginal foam with applicator
2    RECSPRYRectal SprayRectal Spray
2    VAGSPRYVaginal SprayVaginal Spray
1  _GasSolidSprayGasSolidSprayGasSolidSpray
2    INHLInhalantInhalant
3      BAINHLPWDBreath Activated Powder InhalerBreath Activated Powder Inhaler
3      INHLPWDInhalant PowderInhalant Powder
3      MDINHLPWDMetered Dose Powder InhalerMetered Dose Powder Inhaler
3      NASINHLNasal InhalantNasal Inhalant
3      ORINHLOral InhalantOral Inhalant
2    PWDSPRYPowder SprayPowder Spray
2    SPRYADAPTSpray with AdaptorSpray with Adaptor
1  _LiquidLiquidA 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.)
2    LIQCLNLiquid CleanserLiquid Cleanser
3      LIQSOAPMedicated Liquid SoapMedicated Liquid Soap
3      SHMPShampooA liquid soap or detergent used to clean the hair and scalp and is often used as a vehicle for dermatologic agents.
2    OILOilAn 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.
3      TOPOILTopical OilTopical Oil
2    SOLSolutionA liquid preparation that contains one or more chemical substances dissolved, i.e., molecularly dispersed, in a suitable solvent or mixture of mutually miscible solvents.
3      IPSOLIntraperitoneal SolutionIntraperitoneal Solution
3      IRSOLIrrigation SolutionA sterile solution intended to bathe or flush open wounds or body cavities; they're used topically, never parenterally.
4        DOUCHEDoucheA 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.
4        ENEMAEnemaA rectal preparation for therapeutic, diagnostic, or nutritive purposes.
4        OPIRSOLOphthalmic Irrigation SolutionOphthalmic Irrigation Solution
3      IVSOLIntravenous SolutionIntravenous Solution
3      ORALSOLOral SolutionOral Solution
4        ELIXIRElixirA clear, pleasantly flavored, sweetened hydroalcoholic liquid containing dissolved medicinal agents; it is intended for oral use.
4        RINSEMouthwash/RinseAn aqueous solution which is most often used for its deodorant, refreshing, or antiseptic effect.
4        SYRUPSyrupAn 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.
3      RECSOLRectal SolutionRectal Solution
3      TOPSOLTopical SolutionTopical Solution
4        LINLinimentA solution or mixture of various substances in oil, alcoholic solutions of soap, or emulsions intended for external application.
4        MUCTOPSOLMucous Membrane Topical SolutionMucous Membrane Topical Solution
4        TINCTinctureTincture
1  _LiquidLiquidEmulsionLiquidLiquidEmulsionA two-phase system in which one liquid is dispersed throughout another liquid in the form of small droplets.
2    CRMCreamA 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.
3      NASCRMNasal CreamNasal Cream
3      OPCRMOphthalmic CreamOphthalmic Cream
3      ORCRMOral CreamOral Cream
3      OTCRMOtic CreamOtic Cream
3      RECCRMRectal CreamRectal Cream
3      TOPCRMTopical CreamTopical Cream
3      VAGCRMVaginal CreamVaginal Cream
4        VAGCRMAPLVaginal Cream with ApplicatorVaginal Cream with Applicator
2    LTNLotionThe term "lotion" has been used to categorize many topical suspensions, solutions and emulsions intended for application to the skin.
3      TOPLTNTopical LotionTopical Lotion
2    OINTOintmentA semisolid preparation intended for external application to the skin or mucous membranes.
3      NASOINTNasal OintmentNasal Ointment
3      OINTAPLOintment with ApplicatorOintment with Applicator
3      OPOINTOphthalmic OintmentOphthalmic Ointment
3      OTOINTOtic OintmentOtic Ointment
3      RECOINTRectal OintmentRectal Ointment
3      TOPOINTTopical OintmentTopical Ointment
3      VAGOINTVaginal OintmentVaginal Ointment
4        VAGOINTAPLVaginal Ointment with ApplicatorVaginal Ointment with Applicator
1  _LiquidSolidSuspensionLiquidSolidSuspensionA liquid preparation which consists of solid particles dispersed throughout a liquid phase in which the particles are not soluble.
2    GELGelA semisolid system consisting of either suspensions made up of small inorganic particles or large organic molecules interpenetrated by a liquid.
3      GELAPLGel with ApplicatorGel with Applicator
3      NASGELNasal GelNasal Gel
3      OPGELOphthalmic GelOphthalmic Gel
3      OTGELOtic GelOtic Gel
3      TOPGELTopical GelTopical Gel
3      URETHGELUrethral GelUrethral Gel
3      VAGGELVaginal GelVaginal Gel
4        VGELAPLVaginal Gel with ApplicatorVaginal Gel with Applicator
2    PASTEPasteA semisolid dosage form that contains one or more drug substances intended for topical application.
3      PUDPuddingPudding
3      TPASTEToothpasteA paste formulation intended to clean and/or polish the teeth, and which may contain certain additional agents.
2    SUSPSuspensionSuspension
3      ITSUSPIntrathecal SuspensionIntrathecal Suspension
3      OPSUSPOphthalmic SuspensionOphthalmic Suspension
3      ORSUSPOral SuspensionOral Suspension
4        ERSUSPExtended-Release SuspensionExtended-Release Suspension
5          ERSUSP1212 Hour Extended-Release Suspension12 Hour Extended-Release Suspension
5          ERSUSP2424 Hour Extended Release Suspension24 Hour Extended Release Suspension
3      OTSUSPOtic SuspensionOtic Suspension
3      RECSUSPRectal SuspensionRectal Suspension
1  _SolidDrugFormSolidDrugFormSolidDrugForm
2    BARBarBar
3      BARSOAPBar SoapBar Soap
4        MEDBARMedicated Bar SoapMedicated Bar Soap
3      CHEWBARChewable BarA solid dosage form usually in the form of a rectangle that is meant to be chewed.
2    BEADBeadsA solid dosage form in the shape of a small ball.
2    CAKECakeCake
2    CEMENTCementA substance that serves to produce solid union between two surfaces.
2    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.
2    DISKDiskA circular plate-like organ or structure.
2    FLAKEFlakesFlakes
2    GRANGranulesA small particle or grain.
2    GUMChewingGumA sweetened and flavored insoluble plastic material of various shapes which when chewed, releases a drug substance into the oral cavity.
2    PADPadPad
3      MEDPADMedicated PadMedicated Pad
2    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.
3      TPATCHTransdermal PatchTransdermal Patch
4        TPATH1616 Hour Transdermal Patch16 Hour Transdermal Patch
4        TPATH2424 Hour Transdermal Patch24 Hour Transdermal Patch
4        TPATH2WKBiweekly Transdermal PatchBiweekly Transdermal Patch
4        TPATH7272 Hour Transdermal Patch72 Hour Transdermal Patch
4        TPATHWKWeekly Transdermal PatchWeekly Transdermal Patch
2    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.
2    PILLPillA small, round solid dosage form containing a medicinal agent intended for oral administration.
3      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.
4        ORCAPOral CapsuleOral Capsule
5          ENTCAPEnteric Coated CapsuleEnteric Coated Capsule
6            ERENTCAPExtended Release Enteric Coated CapsuleExtended Release Enteric Coated Capsule
5          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.
6            ERCAP1212 Hour Extended Release Capsule12 Hour Extended Release Capsule
6            ERCAP2424 Hour Extended Release Capsule24 Hour Extended Release Capsule
6            ERECCAPExtended Release Enteric Coated CapsuleRationale: Duplicate of code ERENTCAP. Use code ERENTCAP instead.
3      TABTabletA solid dosage form containing medicinal substances with or without suitable diluents.
4        ORTABOral TabletOral Tablet
5          BUCTABBuccal TabletBuccal Tablet
6            SRBUCTABSustained Release Buccal TabletSustained Release Buccal Tablet
5          CAPLETCapletCaplet
5          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.
5          CPTABCoated Particles TabletCoated Particles Tablet
5          DISINTABDisintegrating TabletA solid dosage form containing medicinal substances which disintegrates rapidly, usually within a matter of seconds, when placed upon the tongue.
5          DRTABDelayed Release TabletDelayed Release Tablet
5          ECTABEnteric Coated TabletEnteric Coated Tablet
6            ERECTABExtended Release Enteric Coated TabletExtended Release Enteric Coated Tablet
5          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.
6            ERTAB1212 Hour Extended Release Tablet12 Hour Extended Release Tablet
6            ERTAB2424 Hour Extended Release Tablet24 Hour Extended Release Tablet
5          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.
5          SLTABSublingual TabletSublingual Tablet
4        VAGTABVaginal TabletVaginal Tablet
2    POWDPowderAn intimate mixture of dry, finely divided drugs and/or chemicals that may be intended for internal or external use.
3      TOPPWDTopical PowderTopical Powder
4        RECPWDRectal PowderRectal Powder
4        VAGPWDVaginal PowderVaginal Powder
2    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.
3      RECSUPPRectal SuppositoryRectal Suppository
3      URETHSUPPUrethral suppositoryUrethral suppository
3      VAGSUPPVaginal SuppositoryVaginal Suppository
2    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.
3      MEDSWABMedicated swabMedicated swab
2    WAFERWaferA thin slice of material containing a medicinal agent.