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Dosage forms- Pellets-Definitions

  • 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.
  • PELLET, IMPLANTABLE
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; they are intended for implantation in the body (usually subcutaneously) for the purpose of providing continuous release of the drug over long periods of time.

  • PELLETS, COATED, EXTENDED RELEASE
A solid dosage form in which the drug itself is in the form of granules to which varying amounts of coating have been applied, 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.


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