July 20, 2022
Tablets are by far the most widely used pharmaceutical dosage form, followed by capsules. Tablets are cost-effective, stable, and easy-to-administer. The main advantage is that compression allows for high speed manufacturing with a very high level of quality control. As such, tablets have been popular among pharmacists since the emergence of the tablet compression industry in the mid-20th century. Despite this long history, the industry is continually improving this dosage form to advance patient care. Meanwhile, the processes and equipment it uses to manufacture these products are also advancing.