How are Medicinal Tablets Small yet Powerful?
Pharmaceuticals have come a long way over the years, as has the manufacturing process. Many of us take pills every day, whether they’re prescriptions or over-the-counter medications, but not everyone understands how they work. One question many people have about the medications they have is how can medicinal tablets be so small while doing so much for us. Tablets are a common form of medication that are often very small, making it easier for people to swallow, especially those who have difficulty swallowing pills.
Here, you can find more information on how medical tablets can be so small yet extremely effective.
How are Medicinal Tablets Created?
Pills come in several different forms today, so they aren’t all created the same way. Although tablet pills can be large, you can often find them in smaller sizes that are easier to take than pills like capsules. Tablets of all sizes contain a lot for how small many of them are. Most medicinal tablets are made up of powder that includes the active pharmaceutical ingredient and other additives that help the tablet perform properly and hold the tablet together. Once the powder for a certain type of medicine is produced, it gets pressed into small, solid tablets. Tablets can also be pressed into several shapes that can affect how the drug is released and how easily the tablet can be swallowed. Often, tablets are coated to help make them easier to swallow and mask the taste, but tablets can also be uncoated. Coatings on tablets are used to help the medication dissolve properly after it’s been swallowed.
Of course, the type of drug used in a medicinal tablet will affect its size. Not all tablet pills can be pressed into tiny sizes that are easy to swallow. In some cases, a single dosage may need to be split into more than one pill if one is too large. While ensuring the design of a tablet makes it effective and easy to take, making the tablet look aesthetically pleasing is also important.
Why are Medicinal Tablets Beneficial?
Medical tablets are some of the most common pharmaceuticals available today, and for a good reason. Many people, like children and those with certain medical conditions, may struggle to swallow an oral solid dosage. This can make it difficult for patients to take the medication they need, but many medicinal tablets today are much easier to swallow. While small tablets are easy to take, going as small as possible isn’t always the best route. Some patients, the elderly in particular, may struggle to grasp pills that are too small, making them difficult to take. How easily a certain group can take a medicinal tablet needs to be considered.
Learn More About Producing Medicinal Tablets
There’s a lot more to manufacturing medicinal tablets and other pharmaceuticals than many people might realize. At Adare Pharma Solutions, we’re up to date on the latest technologies that make it possible to produce medicinal tablets that provide great results for patients.
Contact us to find out how we can help you manufacture medicinal tablets.