Topical drug classification.

  title={Topical drug classification.},
  author={Lucinda F. Buhse and Richard E. Kolinski and Benjamin J. Westenberger and Anna M. Wokovich and John A. Spencer and Chi Wan Chen and Saleh A. Turujman and Mamta Gautam-Basak and Gilson Kang and Arthur H. Kibbe and Brian Heintzelman and Eric Wolfgang},
  journal={International journal of pharmaceutics},
  volume={295 1-2},
Current definitions of lotions, gels, creams and ointments vary depending on literature source, market history or traditional use. This often leads to confusion when deciding which dosage form to prescribe and/or purchase. The existing classification of topical dosage forms needs to be re-examined to ensure that definitions for different dosage forms are based on consistent scientific principles and that dosage forms can be distinguished from one another. The purpose of this study is to obtain… Expand
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