Tablets

Tablets may be defined as the solid unit dosage form of medicament or medicaments with or without suitable excipients and prepared either by molding or by compression. It comprises a mixture of active substances and excipients, usually in powder form, pressed or compacted from a powder into a solid dose.

Capsules vs Tablets

The doctors prescribe medicines in the form of capsules and tablets. A tablet is in the form of flat T and a C is almost cylindrical.

Ts can be cut into two, whereas Cs cannot be cut into two. A capsule consists of powder or jelly enclosed in a dissolvable gelatin container. A tablet is a compressed powder in solid form.

Different Types of Ts
1-Compressed
2-Molded

Compressed Ts:
1. Oral
2. Chewable

Molded Ts: These are of two types as

1-Hypodermic
2-Dispensing

Based on surface Coating:

a) Film coated: These tablets have a filmy, shiny and very smooth coating on their surface. In most cases, this is meant to see that the Ts is soluble in the intestine rather than in the stomach.

b) Simple or UN-coated: These are routine and as mentioned, they do not have special coatings. These are less expensive than other forms of it.

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