Consumer Health

More Dose Forms. Better Line Extensions. Faster to Market.

Consumer Dose Forms Arranged

We are a leader in innovative oral and topical technologies for the consumer health market. We've been producing consumer health products since 1933 and today, we partner with 20 of the leading global consumer healthcare companies. We have 26 global sites producing approximately 50 billion capsules for more than 5,000 consumer health products marketed in more than 70 countries around the world.

Our technologies are suitable for a wide range of consumers and relevant in all key consumer categories. Whether you are searching for a more enjoyable dosage form to increase consumer compliance or better formulations to improve label claims, we have the right technology to support your innovation strategies. We can be your innovation partner, working together to grow your brand and gain market share.

We proudly help launch countless new products while driving brand growth and market share for a diverse portfolio of global clients. With a vast offering of development capabilities, global manufacturing and regulatory services, our solutions are comprehensive. Explore our NEW Product Library tool here to find yours.

Catalent also provides support for OTC monograph products whereby partner companies can market an OTC product without the need for FDA pre-approval. These monographs define the safety, effectiveness, and labeling of all marketing OTC active ingredients.

Consumer Preferred Benefits

With the most consumer-preferred formats and our advanced development formulation expertise, we can help your brands grow with unique, tailored solutions for your OTC, nutritional supplement, and skincare challenges.

We can help get your consumer products to market faster and more efficiently by leveraging our:

  • Proactivley developed products
  • Unmatched fill formulation and development expertise
  • Wide range of shell formulations
  • Unlimited possibilities in product shapes and colors
  • The widest choice of unique, proven technologies and highly-versatile dose forms, ideal for young and old

More Technologies

Softgel Oral & Topical Technologies

Softgels are consistently cited as a consumer preferred dosage form, heavily influencing purchase intent for OTC and supplement products. RP Scherer Softgel is known to drive product differentiation – enabling analgesics to work faster, delivering more actives in smaller pills, chewables technology for better compliance and offering pediatric-friendly  mom preferred forms. Wide experience in taste masking with difficult ingredients such as Fish Oils, Vitamin D and Coenzyme Q10 enables us to flavor these actives with superior taste profiles while minimizing negative aftertastes. We have over 75 years of encapsulation and manufacturing experience, our advanced development formulation expertise allows us to provide unique, tailored solutions for your brands. 

Key softgel technologies include:

OptiGel Mini™ capsules

30% smaller than standard fill

SoftDrop™ capsules

A pleasant dual action soft lozenge.

OptiGel Micro™ capsules

Our smallest capsules available.

OptiGel Lock™ technology.

To prevent the misuse of pseudoephedrine.

Twist off capsules.

Perfect for topical skin care applications.

Vegicaps® capsules.

Plant based, non-gmo capsule and preservative free.

Click here to learn more about consumer softgel technologies.

Zydis® Fast Dissolve Technologies

Zydis® tablets and granules offer 'on the go' convenience which is particularly suited to conditions that have acute or unpredictable symptoms such as pain, allergy, gastrointestinal upset and travel medication. They can also offer a great solution for children and infants.

Zydis® ODT

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Every year, we supply approximately 200 million Zydis® Orally Disintegrating Tablets (ODT) to the consumer market.  As the gold standard Zydis®  tablets can accommodate a wide range of active ingredients and taste-masked or flavored to appeal to consumer preferences.  ODT, Zydis  is great to take and fast acting. Once placed on the tongue, Zydis®  ODT fully disperse in under 3 seconds, up to 10 times faster than other orally disintegrating tablets in the market.  With rapid dispersion and a smooth and pleasant feel, Zydis® ODT offers consumers unparalleled convenience and performance: No Water, No Problem®.

Stick Pack Granules

Supplied as a single dose unit, Stick Pack granules are a portable, convenient dose form that is perfectly suited for consumer health applications. Highly versatile, the granules can be formulated to dissolve rapidly in the mouth or sprinkled into drinks or on foods making this a highly acceptable dose form for a wide range of consumer health applications. Stick Pack granules offer the broadest range of dose and flavoring options and as effervescent or fast dissolving formulation.

Blow Fill Seal – Oral Unit Dose Technology

Using our advanced liquid filing technology we can offer ready-to-use, single-dose containers that provide mess-free and accurate dosing of a broad range of active ingredients suitable for key consumer categories including cough & cold, allergy, digestive health, and eye care.  Our oral unit dose technology is ideal for the consumer who is constantly “on-the-go” as it’s small, discrete, and even meets TSA regulations so it can be conveniently transported in carry-on luggage. These key features help to ensure your consumer maintains compliance and loyalty to your brand even when traveling away from home. We can also provide hygienic and preservative free solutions, ideal for eye care products.

Through our formulation expertise and tremendous knowledge of the blow fill seal technology; we can develop a tailored solution for your brand, providing you with an effective and reliable source of supply.  

Faster to Market

Accelerated product launches, reliable supply and full support for your global expansion with our:

  • Robust product library
  • Unmatched formulation development, regulatory & manufacturing expertise
  • Integrated services across all phases & worldwide network

RP Scherer Softgel is known to drive product differentiation – enabling analgesics to work faster, delivering more actives in smaller pills, chewables technology for better compliance and offering pediatric-friendly  mom preferred forms. Wide experience in taste masking with difficult ingredients such as Fish Oils, Vitamin D and CoenzymeQ10 enables us to flavor these actives with superior taste profiles while minimizing negative aftertastes.