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What are coated granules?

What are coated granules?

Coated granules. DEFINITION Coated granules are usually multidose preparations and consist of granules coated with one or more layers of mixtures of various excipients. PRODUCTION The substances used as coatings are usually applied as a solution or suspension in conditions in which evaporation of the vehicle occurs.

What is granule drug?

Granules contain one or more active substances with or without excipients and, if necessary, suitable colouring and flavouring substances. They are mainly used for low-toxicity, high-dose drugs.

What does it mean if a pill is film coated?

Definition of ‘film-coating’ Film-coating is a process in which a tablet, capsule, or pellet is covered by a thin layer of film to protect it or make it easier to swallow. Applying a thin coating to tablets is called film-coating. The outer layer applied in film-coating makes tablets easier to swallow.

What are effervescent granules used for?

Effervescent salts have classically been used to disperse medicines in water for oral administration. Effervescent salts are granules or coarse powders containing a medicinal agent in a dry mixture, usually composed of sodium bicarbonate, citric acid and tartaric acid.

What does enteric coating look like?

Enteric coated medicines Usually identifiable by the two letters EN or EC at the end of the name. These medicines have a special coating on the outside which doesn’t dissolve in stomach acid.

Why are some drugs coated?

Medication coatings serve many purposes; they provide colour to establish brand identity, mask bitter taste, supply a hard cover for crumbly or brittle compounds so a medicine does not dissolve in the mouth, and increase product shelf life.

How are granules prepared?

The granulation process combines one or more powder particles and forms a granule that will allow tableting to be within required limits. It is the process of collecting particles together by creating bonds between them. Bonds are formed by compression or by using a binding agent.

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