These coatings dissolve in the small intestine rather than the stomach, reducing the risk of gastric irritation and providing a more controlled release of medication.
Sugar coatings are used to improve the taste and appearance of the tablet. They can also provide a barrier between the active ingredients and the environment, improving the stability of the medication.
Film coatings are made from polymers and are used to provide a barrier between the active ingredients and the environment. They can also improve the appearance of the tablet and make it easier to swallow.
These coatings are designed to release the active ingredients over a specific period of time, providing a more controlled release of medication.
These coatings dissolve quickly, releasing the active ingredients immediately. They are used when fast-acting medication is needed.