Advantages and quality control of orally disintegrating tablets

Ölmez S. S., VURAL İ.

Fabad Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, vol.34, no.3, pp.167-172, 2009 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Journal Name: Fabad Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.167-172
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Orally disintegrating tablets (ODTs) are most preferred and accepted solid dosage forms by the patients. These tablets disintegrate in the saliva in the mouth within a short period of time and offer an advantage for populations who have difficulty in swallowing. Quality control of orally disintegrating tablets can be done by friability, porosity, hardness, wetting time, water absorption capacity, in vitro disintegration test and dissolution test. This article summarizes advantages and in vitro quality control tests of orally disintegrated tablets.