n South African Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Review - Shifting paradigms in tablet manufacturing : pharmaceutical focus




Film coating is a well-established unit operation in solid dosage form manufacture, which offers many advantages for pharmaceutical products. Film coatings are applied onto tablets, multi-particulates and sometimes capsules or soft gels to enhance their performance, protect the drug from the environment or achieve the desired immediate- (IR) or modified release (MR) profile. Today, IR film coatings are most commonly used to impart a distinctive product appearance through colour and special effects, improve the ability to swallow, mask the unpleasant tastes or odours of drugs, and protect the drug from environmental factors.


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