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Tablets And Powders


1. Tablets: a mixture of active substances and excipients, usually in powder form, pressed or compacted from a powder into a solid dose.



Advantages of Tablets
  • Greatest dose precision and least content variability
  • Lower cost – better suited for large scale production
  • Lightest and most compact
  • Easiest to package and ship
  • Product identification is simplest
  • Well-suited  for  immediate or modified  release modes:
    • Controlled Release (i.e. enteric – is this where this goes?)
    • Sustained Release
    • Extended Release
    • Delayed Release
  • Tamperproof: difficult to alter
2. Powders: Substances consisting of ground, pulverized, or otherwise finely dispersed solid particles, which  can contain drug compounds or nutritional products as functional foods.

Advantages of Powders
  • No compression/encapsulation/coating needed – less time consuming
  • No size limitations
  • Great flavors
  • Good for people with difficulty swallowing capsules or tablets
  • (Special?  I’m not sure what this means) for children and infants

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