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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:

Buccal Product

Includes these dose forms:

  • Buccal Film
  • Buccal Tablet
  • Sustained Release Buccal Tablet

Chewable Product

Includes these dose forms:

  • Chewable Tablet
  • Chewing Gum

Dental Product

Includes these dose forms:

  • Mouthwash
  • Toothpaste

Disintegrating Oral Product

Includes these dose forms:

  • Disintegrating Oral Tablet

Drug Implant Product

Includes these dose forms:

  • Drug Implant
  • Vaginal Ring

Flake Product

Includes these dose forms:

  • Oral Flakes

Granule Product

Includes these dose forms:

  • Granules for Oral Solution
  • Granules for Oral Suspension
  • Oral Granules

Inhalant Product

Includes these dose forms:

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

Injectable Product

Includes these dose forms:

  • Auto-Injector
  • Cartridge
  • Injectable Foam
  • Injectable Solution
  • Injectable Suspension
  • Injection
  • Jet Injector
  • Pen Injector
  • Prefilled Syringe

Intraperitoneal Product

Includes these dose forms:

  • Intraperitoneal Solution

Irrigation Product

Includes these dose forms:

  • Irrigation Solution

Lozenge Product

Includes these dose forms:

  • Oral Lozenge

Medicated Pad or Tape

Includes these dose forms:

  • Medicated Pad
  • Medicated Tape

Mouthwash Product

Includes these dose forms:

  • Mouthwash

Mucosal Product

Includes these dose forms:

  • Mucosal Spray
  • Mucous Membrane Topical Solution

Nasal Product

Includes these dose forms:

  • Nasal Gel
  • Nasal Inhalant
  • Nasal Inhaler
  • Nasal Ointment
  • Nasal Solution
  • Nasal Spray
  • Powder for Nasal Solution

Ophthalmic Product

Includes these dose forms:

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

Oral Cream Product

Includes these dose forms:

  • Oral Cream

Oral Foam Product

Includes these dose forms:

  • Oral Foam

Oral Gel Product

Includes these dose forms:

  • Oral Gel

Oral Liquid Product

Includes these dose forms:

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

Oral Ointment Product

Includes these dose forms:

  • Oral Ointment

Oral Paste Product

Includes these dose forms:

  • Oral Paste
  • Toothpaste

Oral Powder Product

Includes these dose forms:

  • Oral Powder
  • Powder for Oral Solution
  • Powder for Oral Suspension

Oral Product

Includes these dose forms:

  • Buccal Film
  • Buccal Tablet
  • Chewable Tablet
  • Chewing Gum
  • Delayed Release Oral Capsule
  • Delayed Release Oral Tablet
  • Disintegrating Oral Tablet
  • Effervescent Oral Tablet
  • Extended Release Oral Capsule
  • Extended Release Oral Tablet
  • Extended Release Suspension
  • Granules for Oral Solution
  • Granules for Oral Suspension
  • Oral Capsule
  • Oral Cream
  • Oral Flakes
  • Oral Foam
  • Oral Gel
  • Oral Granules
  • Oral Lozenge
  • Oral Ointment
  • Oral Paste
  • Oral Pellet
  • Oral Powder
  • Oral Solution
  • Oral Spray
  • Oral Strip
  • Oral Suspension
  • Oral Tablet
  • Oral Wafer
  • Powder for Oral Solution
  • Powder for Oral Suspension
  • Sublingual Tablet
  • Sustained Release Buccal Tablet

Oral Spray Product

Includes these dose forms:

  • Oral Spray

Oral Strip Product

Includes these dose forms:

  • Oral Strip

Otic Product

Includes these dose forms:

  • Otic Ointment
  • Otic Solution
  • Otic Suspension

Paste Product

Includes these dose forms:

  • Oral Paste
  • Paste
  • Toothpaste

Pellet Product

Includes these dose forms:

  • Oral Pellet

Pill

Includes these dose forms:

  • Buccal Tablet
  • Chewable Tablet
  • Delayed Release Oral Capsule
  • Delayed Release Oral Tablet
  • Disintegrating Oral Tablet
  • Extended Release Oral Capsule
  • Extended Release Oral Tablet
  • Oral Capsule
  • Oral Tablet
  • Sublingual Tablet
  • Sustained Release Buccal Tablet

Prefilled Applicator Product

Includes these dose forms:

  • Prefilled Applicator

Rectal Product

Includes these dose forms:

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

Shampoo Product

Includes these dose forms:

  • Medicated Shampoo

Soap Product

Includes these dose forms:

  • Medicated Bar Soap
  • Medicated Liquid Soap

Sublingual Product

Includes these dose forms:

  • Sublingual Tablet

Toothpaste Product

Includes these dose forms:

  • Toothpaste

Topical Product

Includes these dose forms:

  • Augmented Topical Cream
  • Augmented Topical Gel
  • Augmented Topical Lotion
  • Augmented Topical Ointment
  • Medicated Pad
  • Medicated Tape
  • Powder Spray
  • Topical Cake
  • Topical Cream
  • Topical Foam
  • Topical Gel
  • Topical Lotion
  • Topical Oil
  • Topical Ointment
  • Topical Powder
  • Topical Solution
  • Topical Spray
  • Topical Suspension
  • Transdermal Patch

Transdermal Product

Includes these dose forms:

  • Transdermal Patch

Urethral Product

Includes these dose forms:

  • Urethral Suppository

Vaginal Product

Includes these dose forms:

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

Wafer Product

Includes these dose forms:

  • Oral Wafer