Pills are also called Tablets. A tablet is a pharmaceutical oral dosage form (OSD). Hence, Tablets may be defined as the solid unit dosage form of medicament. or medicaments with suitable excipients. They can be prepared either by molding or by compression.

It comprises a mixture of active substances. Thus They usually are in powder form, pressed. or compacted from a powder into a solid dose.  Also, they may have disintegrants to promote. tablet break-up in the digestive tract.


Sweeteners or flavours help to enhance taste; and pigments to make the tablets visually attractive. These also aid in visual identification of an unknown tablet. In addition, a polymer coating makes the tablet smoother and easier to swallow. This also controls the release rate of the active ingredient. Also, it helps to make it more resistant to the. environment or to enhance the tablet’s appearance.


The most popular dosage form in use today, will be the polymer form. About two-thirds of all prescriptions are dispensed as solid dosage forms. Half of these are compressed tablets. A tablet can be formulated to deliver an accurate dosage to a specific site.

Also, pills taken orally but can be administered via various means.”. (Tablets)One of the many. forms that an oral drug can be taken such as syrups, elixirs, suspensions, and emulsions. Medicinal. tablets were. originally made in the shape of a disk of whatever. color their components determined, but are now made in many shapes and colors to help distinguish. different medicines. Tablets are often stamped with symbols, letters, and numbers, which. enable them to be identified.

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