Study: Oval film-coated tablets are easier to swallow


A new study that tested the "swallowability" of different forms of tablets and capsules showed patients can more easily take film-coated oval-shaped tablets than any other commonly manufactured solid dosage forms. The 48-patient, open-label, randomized, four-way crossover study was commissioned by Colorcon Inc., a provider of technology and consulting services to pharmaceutical companies. Conducted by Glasgow, Scotland-based Bio-Images Research Ltd., the study compared the swallowability of coated tablets and caplets and soft and hard gelatin capsules with that of film-coated dosages.

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