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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., Pill). 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 Product

Includes these dose forms:

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

Inhalant Product

Includes these dose forms:

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

Medicated Pad or Tape

Includes these dose forms:

  • Medicated Pad
  • Medicated Tape

Vaginal Product

Includes these dose forms:

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

Injectable Product

Includes these dose forms:

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

Rectal Product

Includes these dose forms:

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

Mucosal Product

Includes these dose forms:

  • Mucosal Spray
  • Mucous Membrane Topical Solution

Nasal Product

Includes these dose forms:

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

Oral Product

Includes these dose forms:

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

Dental Product

Includes these dose forms:

  • Mouthwash
  • Toothpaste

Pill

Includes these dose forms:

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

Otic Product

Includes these dose forms:

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

Ophthalmic Product

Includes these dose forms:

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

Drug Implant Product

Includes these dose forms:

  • Drug Implant
  • Vaginal Ring

Oral Liquid Product

Includes these dose forms:

  • Elixir
  • Extended Release Suspension
  • Mouthwash
  • Oral Solution
  • Oral Spray
  • Oral Suspension

Intraperitoneal Product

Includes this dose form:

  • Intraperitoneal Solution

Irrigation Product

Includes this dose form:

  • Irrigation Solution

Paste Product

Includes these dose forms:

  • Oral Paste
  • Paste
  • Toothpaste

Prefilled Applicator Product

Includes this dose form:

  • Prefilled Applicator

Urethral Product

Includes these dose forms:

  • Urethral Suppository
  • Urethral Gel

Crystal Product

Includes this dose form:

  • Crystals

Buccal Product

Includes these dose forms:

  • Buccal Film
  • Buccal Tablet
  • Sustained Release Buccal Tablet

Lozenge Product

Includes this dose form:

  • Lozenge

Mouthwash Product

Includes this dose form:

  • Mouthwash

Oral Ointment Product

Includes this dose form:

  • Oral Ointment

Oral Cream Product

Includes this dose form:

  • Oral Cream

Sublingual Product

Includes this dose form:

  • Sublingual Tablet

Toothpaste Product

Includes this dose form:

  • Toothpaste

Granule Product

Includes this dose form:

  • Granules

Oral Foam Product

Includes this dose form:

  • Oral Foam

Oral Paste Product

Includes these dose forms:

  • Oral Paste
  • Toothpaste

Oral Powder Product

Includes this dose form:

  • Oral Powder

Wafer Product

Includes this dose form:

  • Wafer

Disintegrating Oral Product

Includes this dose form:

  • Disintegrating Tablet

Pellet Product

Includes this dose form:

  • Pellet

Shampoo Product

Includes this dose form:

  • Medicated Shampoo

Chewable Product

Includes these dose forms:

  • Chewable Bar
  • Chewable Tablet
  • Chewing Gum

Flake Product

Includes this dose form:

  • Flakes

Oral Spray Product

Includes this dose form:

  • Oral Spray

Pudding Product

Includes this dose form:

  • Pudding

Oral Strip Product

Includes this dose form:

  • Oral Strip

Soap Product

Includes these dose forms:

  • Bar Soap
  • Medicated Bar Soap
  • Medicated Liquid Soap

Oral Gel Product

Includes this dose form:

  • Oral Gel

Transdermal Product

Includes this dose form:

  • Transdermal Patch