We take medications to diagnose, treat, or prevent illness. They come in lots of different forms and we take them in many different ways. You may take a drug yourself, or a healthcare provider may give it to you.
Drugs can be dangerous, though, even when they’re meant to improve our health. Taking them correctly and understanding the right way to administer them can reduce the risks. A dosage form of a drug is a product designed for administration to the body in the diagnosis or treatment of disease. The most important dosage forms of drug are as follows: