Sublingual and buccal medications are given for a variety of conditions. The most common sublingual medication is the nitroglycerin tablet. Its rapid action to relax the blood vessels reduces the workload on the heart and relieves the pain of angina pectoris.
Other buccal and sublingual medications, however, serve a variety of purposes-such as narcotic pain relief, migraine pain relief, blood pressure control, and mental decline due to dementia (i.e., ergoloid mesylates).
This form of medication is extremely effective, because it bypasses the digestive system and is absorbed into the bloodstream in minutes. Not all medications can be prepared for sublingual or buccal administration; some of the compounding difficulties are taste, solubility, and dosage limitations of the medicine.
There are many different routes to take drugs but most of the time if you are going to deviate from the directions on the prescription bottle it may be wise to discuss this with your physician.
Valium comes in rectal form too............suppository.....usually for uncooperative person or unable to access mouth.
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