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Dosage forms- Tablets-Definitions

  • TABLET
A solid dosage form containing medicinal substances with or without suitable diluents.
  • TABLET, EFFERVESCENT
A solid dosage form containing, in addition to active ingredients, mixtures of acids (citric acid, tartaric acid) and sodium bicarbonate, which release carbon dioxide when dissolved in water; it is intended to be dissolved or dispersed in water before administration.
  • TABLET, CHEWABLE
A solid dosage form containing medicinal substances with or without suitable diluents that is intended to be chewed, producing a pleasant tasting residue in the oral cavity that is easily swallowed and does not leave a bitter or unpleasant after-taste.

  • TABLET, COATED
A solid dosage form that contains medicinal substances with or without suitable diluents and is covered with a designated coating.
  • TABLET, DELAYED RELEASE PARTICLES
A solid dosage form containing a conglomerate of medicinal particles that have been covered with a coating which releases a drug (or drugs) at a time other than promptly after administration. Enteric-coated articles are delayed release dosage forms.
  • TABLET, DELAYED RELEASE
A solid dosage form which releases a drug (or drugs) at a time other than promptly after administration. Enteric-coated articles are delayed release dosage forms.
  • TABLET, EXTENDED RELEASE
A solid dosage form containing a drug which allows at least a reduction in dosing frequency as compared to that drug presented in conventional dosage form.
  • TABLET, FILM COATED
A solid dosage form that contains medicinal substances with or without suitable diluents and is coated with a thin layer of a water-insoluble or water-soluble polymer.
  • TABLET, FILM COATED, EXTENDED RELEASE
A solid dosage form that contains medicinal substances with or without suitable diluents and is coated with a thin layer of a water-insoluble or water-soluble polymer; the tablet is formulated in such manner as to make the contained medicament available over an extended period of time following ingestion.
  • TABLET, MULTILAYER
A solid dosage form containing medicinal substances that have been compressed to form a multiple-layered tablet or a tablet-within-a-tablet, the inner tablet being the core and the outer portion being the shell.
  • TABLET, MULTILAYER, EXTENDED RELEASE
A solid dosage form containing medicinal substances that have been compressed to form a multiple-layered tablet or a tablet-within-a-tablet, the inner tablet being the core and the outer portion being the shell, which, additionally, is covered in a designated coating; the tablet is formulated in such manner as to allow at least a reduction in dosing frequency as compared to that drug presented as a conventional dosage form.
  • TABLET, ORALLY DISINTEGRATING
A solid dosage form containing medicinal substances which disintegrates rapidly, usually within a matter of seconds, when placed upon the tongue.
  • TABLET, SOLUBLE
A solid dosage form that contains medicinal substances with or without suitable diluents and possesses the ability to dissolve in fluids.
  • TABLET, SUGAR COATED
A solid dosage form that contains medicinal substances with or without suitable diluents and is coated with a colored or an uncolored water-soluble sugar.




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