Types of Solutions (Pharmacy)

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Section 1

Question Answer
DouchesDirected into a body cavity to remove debris or disinfect. Example: Massengill
IrrigationsUsed to wash eyes, the urinary baldder, or open wounds; larger volumes and larger areas than douches. Example: Neosporin GU
EnemasIntroduced into the rectum to empty the bowel or treat disease. Example: Fleet
GarglesSolutions that treat diseases of the throat; not swallowed. Example: Chloraseptic
WashesUsed to cleanse or bathe a body part, such as eyes or mouth; not swallowed. Examples: Scope, Listerine

Section 2

Question Answer
SpraysSolutions delivered as a mist against the mucous membranes of the nose and throat. Examples: Afrin, Neo-Synephrine
InejctionA sterile drug solution introduced beneath the skin, into the muscle, or into the bloodstream. Example: dextrose 5% in water (D5W)
SyrupsConcentrated mixture of sugar (or artificial sweetener) and drug; often used in pediatrics. Examples: Robitussin, Triaminic
MucilagesThick, adhesive liquids containing pulpy components of vegetable matter. Example: Metamucil

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