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Unified Medical Language System® (UMLS®)

Appendix 3 - RxNorm Dose Form Groups (TTY=DFG)

Dose form group (TTY=DFG) is a term type that serves as a grouping of dose forms (TTY=DF) related by route of administration (i.e., Topical) or dose form (i.e., Pills). DFG, along with SCDG and SBDG term types, are meant to be used in medication application interfaces. Instead of users scrolling through a long list of drugs with many different dose forms, the DFG/SCDG/SBDG group dose forms for shorter, more manageable drug lists.

This is the list of available dose form groups and the dose forms they group together:

Topical Products

Includes these dose forms:

  • Augmented Topical Lotion
  • Augmented Topical Ointment
  • Powder Spray
  • Topical Cream
  • Topical Foam
  • Topical Gel
  • Topical Lotion
  • Topical Oil
  • Topical Ointment
  • Topical Powder
  • Topical Solution
  • Topical Spray
  • Transdermal Patch
  • 16 Hour Transdermal Patch
  • 24 Hour Transdermal Patch
  • 72 Hour Transdermal Patch
  • Weekly Transdermal Patch
  • Augmented Topical Cream
  • Augmented Topical Gel
  • Biweekly Transdermal Patch
  • Patch

Inhalants

Includes these dose forms:

  • Dry Powder Inhaler
  • Inhalant Powder
  • Inhalant Solution
  • Metered Dose Inhaler
  • Nasal Spray
  • Nasal Inhalant
  • Nasal Inhaler
  • Gas for Inhalation
  • Gas
  • Inhalant

Medicated Pads or Tapes

Includes these dose forms:

  • Medicated Pad
  • Medicated Tape

Vaginal Products

Includes these dose forms:

  • Douche
  • Vaginal Cream
  • Vaginal Foam
  • Vaginal Gel
  • Vaginal Ointment
  • Vaginal Ring
  • Vaginal Suppository
  • Vaginal Tablet
  • Vaginal Powder
  • Vaginal Spray

Injectables

Includes these dose forms:

  • Injectable Solution
  • Injectable Suspension
  • Prefilled Syringe
  • Intramuscular Solution
  • Intramuscular Suspension
  • Intrathecal Suspension
  • Intravenous Solution
  • Intravenous Suspension

Rectal Products

Includes these dose forms:

  • Rectal Cream
  • Rectal Foam
  • Rectal Gel
  • Rectal Ointment
  • Rectal Suppository
  • Enema
  • Rectal Powder
  • Rectal Solution
  • Rectal Spray
  • Rectal Suspension

Soaps or Shampoos

Includes these dose forms:

  • Medicated Bar Soap
  • Medicated Liquid Soap
  • Medicated Shampoo
  • Bar Soap

Mucosal Products

Includes these dose forms:

  • Mucosal Spray
  • Mucous Membrane Topical Solution

Nasal Products

Includes these dose forms:

  • Nasal Gel
  • Nasal Ointment
  • Nasal Solution
  • Nasal Spray
  • Nasal Inhalant
  • Nasal Inhaler
  • Nasal Cream
  • Nasal Suspension

Oral Products

Includes these dose forms:

  • Oral Cream
  • Oral Foam
  • Oral Gel
  • Oral Ointment
  • Oral Paste
  • Oral Powder
  • Oral Solution
  • Oral Spray
  • Oral Suspension
  • Disintegrating Tablet
  • Enteric Coated Capsule
  • Enteric Coated Tablet
  • Extended Release Capsule
  • Extended Release Enteric Coated Tablet
  • Extended Release Suspension
  • Extended Release Tablet
  • Oral Capsule
  • Oral Tablet
  • Buccal Film
  • Buccal Tablet
  • Chewable Tablet
  • Lozenge
  • Oral Strip
  • Sublingual Tablet
  • Sustained Release Buccal Tablet
  • Flakes
  • Chewable Bar
  • Chewing Gum
  • Wafer
  • Crystals
  • Granules
  • Pellet
  • Bar
  • Cake
  • Elixir
  • Pudding
  • Extended Release Enteric Coated Capsule

Dental Products

Includes these dose forms:

  • Mouthwash
  • Toothpaste

Pills

Includes these dose forms:

  • Disintegrating Tablet
  • Enteric Coated Capsule
  • Enteric Coated Tablet
  • Extended Release Capsule
  • Extended Release Enteric Coated Tablet
  • Extended Release Tablet
  • Oral Capsule
  • Oral Tablet
  • Buccal Tablet
  • Chewable Tablet
  • Sublingual Tablet
  • Sustained Release Buccal Tablet
  • Extended Release Enteric Coated Capsule

Otic Products

Includes these dose forms:

  • Otic Solution
  • Otic Suspension
  • Otic Cream
  • Otic Ointment

Ophthalmic Products

Includes these dose forms:

  • Ophthalmic Cream
  • Ophthalmic Gel
  • Ophthalmic Irrigation Solution
  • Ophthalmic Ointment
  • Ophthalmic Solution
  • Ophthalmic Suspension

Drug Implant Products

Includes these dose forms:

  • Drug Implant
  • Vaginal Ring

Oral Liquids

Includes these dose forms:

  • Mouthwash
  • Oral Solution
  • Oral Spray
  • Oral Suspension

Intraperitoneal Products

Includes this dose form:

  • Intraperitoneal Solution

Irrigation Products

Includes this dose form:

  • Irrigation Solution

Pastes

Includes these dose forms:

  • Paste
  • Oral Paste
  • Toothpaste

Prefilled Applicators

Includes this dose form:

  • Prefilled Applicator

Urethral Products

Includes these dose forms:

  • Urethral Suppository
  • Urethral Gel