Talk:Dosage form

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Merge from drug delivery[edit]

Drug delivery, according to discussion in that article, is rather about dosage form than route of administration, so it should be merged to here. Mikael Häggström (talk) 07:09, 25 April 2010 (UTC)

Merge - Although I only briefly covered 'Dosage form' and 'Drug delivery' for part of my degree and may not be the best person to comment on this, I would say that 'Dosage form' and 'Drug delivery' pretty much go hand in hand and as the page on 'Drug delivery' is quite short I think it makes sence to merge the subjects. What is covered on the 'Drug delivery' page does seem to be what will be part of the future of dosage form. steveking89 17:58, 25 April 2010 (UTC)

actually, while drug delivery is very much about the dosage form, there are certain dosage forms, such as tablets, that would not generally be conidered to fall under drug delivery. I think they should be separate —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:43, 8 July 2010 (UTC)

Dosage form and drug delivery go hand in hand but they should be in separate categories. Drug delivery deals more with the chemical kinetics such as concentration release rates within the body while dosage form, judging from the wiki article, appears to deal more with the method in which drugs will enter the body such as oral or parenteral. Maybe both of these should be incorporated into a broader category Amirhash (talk) 22:07, 30 April 2011 (UTC)amirhash

Drug delivery is strongly related to dosage form. You can not explain how to target a specific part of the body without talking about drug release rates like immediate or modified release forms. Merging these articles seem logical. The set back will be coming up with one giant article. There is a choice to make. I vote for merging. I will help. Maviozan (talk) 19:20, 2 October 2011 (UTC)

I think they could be combined but drug delivery is better parent page. Any drug needs a formulation, dosage form, and container closure system and many also have delivery devices in order to be a complete system. This focus on dosage forms probably comes from a orientation to oral drugs in which the dosage form is the delivery system. Using drug delivery would allow parenterals, patches, inhaled drugs, and other alternative routes of administration to be captured effectively. If this would get too unwieldy, then the drug delivery page can still act as a parent and just reference the subpages which could then be cleaned up to avoid duplication. Happy to help as well since I have 25 years in this area. I don't have enough editing experience to know how wikipedians make the decision to move forward so will look to others to guide. Jmtvet (talk) 17:50, 19 March 2013 (UTC)

I agree with Amirhash that drug delivery encompasses kinetic factors that dosage form doesn't necessarily, but I still think they should be merged since they are so closely related. I agree with Jmtvet that drug delivery makes a better parent page, and then dosage forms could make up a section of that page. Ashleyleia (talk) 15:21, 3 April 2013 (UTC)