From the group of statements below, select the disadvantage associated with the
tablet dosage form.
a. Tablets are prepared in so many shapes, colors, and sizes that it is hard to
remember exactly which tablet contains a particular drug.
b. Tablets are difficult for some patients to swallow.
Tablets must be dispensed in plastic containers since they are prone to
breakage in glass bottles.
d. Tablets, especially the small ones, are difficult to accurately count since they
tend to roll so easily.
From the list below, select the substance that is often a component of a tablet.
b. Carbon dioxide (in effervescent tablets only).
From the group of definitions below, select the most correct definition of an
a. A tablet that has a special outer covering designed to dissolve in the small
b. A tablet that has a special outer covering designed to dissolve in the enteric
A tablet that has a special active ingredient designed to dissolve in the small
d. A tablet that has a special binder that protects the tablet from disintegration
until it reaches the upper portion of the esophagus.