All sorts of factors affect the absorption of drugs in the human body. At Thomas, we understand tablet coating quality plays a significant role as well, and we’re ready to help you achieve your desired results.
Many Factors Affect Drug Absorption
When it comes to everyday medications or prescriptions, a wide range of factors come into play. Physicians and other medical caregivers have to consider the dosage form, concentration, and size. They also have to think about how those drugs might interact with other medications a patient is taking.
Then, caregivers have to account for the natural functions of the human body. Does the patient have any physical deficiencies that could affect the absorption of the drug? Pharmaceutical manufacturers must consider all of these elements and more when they create, develop, and manufacture drugs for the public.
When you are developing and making drugs to supply the demands of the general public, you need repeatable results. The staff and products at Thomas Engineering are here to help with coating machinery you can feel confident about and customer support that goes far beyond just maintaining our machinery.
Our tablet coaters offer results that offer repeatable uniformity and deliver consistency across every batch and product line. The high-quality coating our machines provide gives your organization an advantage over the competition.
The Difference Tablet Coating Makes in Pharmaceutical Drugs
Depending on the manufacturer, pharmaceutical companies likely deal with multiple types of drug delivery for their medications. Solid dosage manufacturing of tablets is generally considered to be the most convenient and cost effective method of drug delivery and therefore drug absorption is always one of the most important things to consider in deciding what type of tablet and coating to use. When you evaluate the absorption characteristics of tablets the finished quality of the tablet coating is a critical requirement.
With tablet coating machines from Thomas, you’ll have tablets that offer the performance you need. Scored tablet surfaces make it possible to split dosages. Tablets come in many different custom sizes, shapes, and appearances. Tablets in the bottle also offer more compressibility for your shipping needs and allow you to distribute them in greater quantities.
The Coating Process Plays an Essential Role in Absorption of Drugs
A primary concern of almost every drug is how it’s digested or when the ingredients are activated. The coating composition on tablets allows pharmaceutical companies to control this and offer delayed-release and controlled release medication.
Depending on the drug, you want it to make it through the stomach unscathed and into areas like the small intestine before digestion. Options such as enteric coatings across the surface area of the tablet make that possible.
Enteric coatings can also be used to protect the lining of the stomach from possible irritation caused by certain medications. Tablet coating is not just about protection, though. Sometimes these films are used to make a tablet more comfortable to take. Certain film coating materials and occasionally sugar coatings, are used to mask the unpleasant taste or smell of a drug.
Pharmaceutical companies want the greatest possible control over the absorption and administration of medication. The team at Thomas Engineering is equipped to deliver the services they need to achieve this goal.
Professional Operator Training Leads to Higher Product Quality
Your organization can have our process expert visit your facility to help your team optimize your processes and set up our machinery according to our best practices. Our people investigate multiple areas, including:
- Coating Process Parameters
- Recipe Control
- Cleaning Procedures
- Maintenance Plans
- Potential Equipment Upgrades/Improvements
When you purchase equipment or machinery from us, your organization can also take advantage of our operator training programs. We provide several flexible training programs, and they are tailored to the needs of every client. We even offer to perform these trainings at your site on the specific piece of equipment you’ll be using. This level of personal attention allows us to help your company achieve the consistent and reliable drug absorption you need to be successful.
To learn more about the tablet coaters from Thomas Engineering and our support services, contact us today.