Are pellet-filled and powder-filled capsules considered to be solid dosage forms?
10. Is a liquid-filled gelatin capsule considered to be a solid dosage form? Answer to questions 4, 5, 9, and 10 Tablets, capsules or pills which are designed to be dissolved or crushed by employees prior to administration to a patient are not in “final form”, and are covered by the HCS. There may be situations where the tablet, capsule or pill is dissolved or crushed to facilitate patient administration when that is not typically the way it is dispensed. The “final form” exemption would apply in this situation. • Must the pharmacy keep MSDSs for products that DO NOT contain hazardous chemicals and that are intended to be crushed or mixed prior to use? MSDSs are not required for non hazardous drugs. MSDSs are required to be prepared and transmitted with the initial shipment of all hazardous chemicals including drugs and pharmaceutical products except for drugs as defined by the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act which are in solid, final form for direct administration to the patient (