Orally Disintegrating Tablets: A Dosage Form Designed for Difficult Patient Populations
Summary: There are many patients for whom traditional tablets and capsules are not ideal dosage forms. It is difficult to persuade infants and very young children to swallow them, and they may pose a choking hazard. Older children may simply not want to take them. Adults can have difficulties, too, for example bariatric patients often find swallowing a challenge, and those who have Parkinson’s disease can be particularly badly affected. Originally published in American Pharmaceutical Review, this article explores how Orally disintegrating tablets (ODTs) provide an alternative to overcome these challenges.