• Tablets are solid dosage form containing ingredients with or without filler material.
  • Based on the method of manufacture, can be classified as a printed tablet and compressed tablet
  • Compressed tablets are made with high pressure in powder or granule using a steel mold
  • Printed tablet made by pressing the moist powder mass with low pressure into the mold hole. The density of the tablet depends on the bond crystals formed during the drying process, it has been very rarely used 
FORMS & CLASSIFICATION of TABLET
Based on the route of administration or its functions, drug delivery systems and forms and methods of manufacture, the tablet can be classified as follows:

1. Oral tablets for Eaten

• Compressed Tablets / CT
• Double Layer/Multiple Compressed Tablets / MCT)
  -Coated Tablets
  -Felt a coated tablet
• Tablet with repeated reaction
• Sugar coated and Sugar chocolate coated tablet
• Film-coated tablet
• Chewing Tablet

2. Tablets Used in Mouth cavity

• buccal tablet
• Sublingual Tablets
• Troche or lozenges

3. Tablet Provided by Other Routes

• Implantation Tablet
• Vaginal Tablets

4. Tablets Used To Make Solvent

• effervescent tablets
• hypodermic tablet
• Triturat tablets



THE ADVANTAGES OF TABLET DOSAGE FORM
  • tablet is intact dosage form and offers the best capabilities of all oral dosage forms for accuracy in size and content of the lowest variability
  • tablet dosage form which is the lowest cost of manufacture (if it is calculated per dose)
  • Tablets is an oral dosage form of the lightest, most compact, easiest and most inexpensive way to packed and shipped
  • The product identification on the tablets the most easy and inexpensive, requiring no additional work steps when using the printer surface that monogram or arising accesories
  • Tablet can be used as a product of specific release profiles, such as the release in the intestine or slow release products
  • Tablets is an oral dosage form of the most easy to be produced in bulk (large scale)

THE DISADVANTAGES OF TABLET DOSAGE FORM
  • Some drugs can not be compressed into solid and compact, depending on its amorphous state, flocculation, or low density.
  • Drugs moistened difficult, slow dissolves, moderate or high dose, high optimum absorption via the gastrointestinal tract or any combination of the properties above, it would be difficult or impossible to be formulated and fabricated in the form of tablets that produce sufficient drug bioavaibility
  • Medicine that tastes bitter, a drug with the smell was terrible and can not be eliminated, or drugs that are sensitive to oxygen or air humidity needs to encapsulation or compression cloaking before (if possible) or require coating first. In this case, the capsule is a cheaper way out 

TABLET MAKING PROCESS
  • In General, the tablet can be made with 3 ways or methods, namely: Wet Granulatio,Dry granulation, Direct compression
  • The purpose of granulation is to improve the flow of the mixture and / or ability Felt
  • Individual - each method has advantages and disadvantages of making

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