The Invention Of The Capsule

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  • December 13, 2021 9:33 PM PST
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These medicines are packed into capsules, which not only protects the properties of the medicines from being destroyed but also protects the digestive organs and respiratory tract.

Capsule, in medicine, refers to a capsule made of gelatin. The bitter-tasting or irritating medicinal powder is packed into the capsule according to the dosage, which is convenient for swallowing. Drugs packed in capsules are generally powders or granules that are irritating to the esophagus and gastric mucosa or have a bad mouthfeel, are easy to volatilize, are easily broken down by saliva in the mouth, and are easy to inhale into the trachea. These medicines are packed into capsules, which not only protects the properties of the medicines from being destroyed but also protects the digestive organs and respiratory tract.

There are usually hard capsules and soft capsules. Hard capsules, also known as hollow capsules, are composed of two parts of the cap body; soft capsules are processed into products with film-forming materials and contents at the same time. Hard capsules are classified according to their raw materials. Capsules generally include gelatin capsules and vegetable capsules.

The future market size of medicinal capsules will show steady growth with the growth of the pharmaceutical industry. Although the "poisonous capsule" incident has a certain impact on medicinal capsules, as the national supervision becomes more stringent and capsules are born Effectiveness will still encourage more drugs to adopt capsule dosage forms. With the development of the industry, the growth rate of plant capsules in the future will be much higher than that of gelatin capsules, and the market share will become larger and larger.

Compared with other oral drug dosage forms, capsules have stronger consumer preferences and higher R&D efficiency. Capsules can effectively mask the bad smell of drugs, improve the stability of drug components, and improve drug compliance, so they are more popular with consumers; from 1970 to 1975, the growth rate of capsule drug sales in the European pharmaceutical market was 8% ~ 20 %. At the same time, compared with tablets, the preparation process of capsule drugs is simpler, the analysis and testing process of the required excipients is less, and the clinical trials are shorter, which can effectively improve the research and development efficiency of the pharmaceutical industry. At the same time, the proportion of Custom Capsule Manufacturers continues to rise. In 1982, the proportion of capsule drugs in new drugs was only 17.5%; in 1996, the proportion of capsule drugs in new drugs rose to 34%.

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