2nd October 2019


What is the medical definition of buccal?

buccal administration of medication. oral administration of a drug, usually in the form of a tablet, by placing it between the cheek and the teeth or gum until it dissolves.

In this manner, how is buccal medication administered?

Sublingual administration involves placing a drug under your tongue to dissolve and absorb into your blood through the tissue there. Buccal administration involves placing a drug between your gums and cheek, where it also dissolves and is absorbed into your blood.

What is buccal used for?

What are prochlorperazine buccal tablets used for? Treating and preventing nausea and vomiting due to any cause, including migraine. Relieving nausea, vomiting and attacks of dizziness or spinning sensations (vertigo) associated with Meniere's disease and other inner ear disorders, such as labyrinthitis.

How is it best to take a buccal tablet?

Prochlorperazine buccal tablets should not be swallowed like normal tablets. Instead, the tablet should be placed high up along the top gum, under the upper lip on either side of your mouth. The tablet will soften and stick to your gum, taking between one and two hours to dissolve completely.
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