Effervescent dosage forms offer a wide range of benefits. First and foremost, drinkable medicines are much easier to swallow than conventional solid tablets or capsules. This is worth noting, as many patients complain that swallowing tablets is painful and unpleasant, with factors such as tablet size and shape significantly affecting treatment preference and regimen adherence. Indeed, more than 25 per cent of a general practitioner’s patients can be expected to complain of swallowing difficulties, according to one large pan-European study...
Read more and download the article written by HERMES PHARMA's Dr. Detlev Haack and Dr. Martin Köberle. (The article was published in European Pharmaceutical Contractor (EPC) September edition.)
The full electronic version of the EPC September issue is available here