Pharmaceutical syrups are liquid medications that are commonly used
to treat various medical conditions. They typically consist of a mixture of
active ingredients, such as antibiotics, antihistamines, or analgesics,
dissolved in a flavored liquid base that is easy to swallow. Syrups are often
preferred over other oral formulations like tablets or capsules, especially for
children or elderly patients who have difficulty swallowing solid dosage forms.
Pharmaceutical syrups are typically dispensed with a measuring
device to ensure accurate dosing and are available by prescription or
over-the-counter at pharmacies.