Effervescent Tablets – the Tempest in a Tumbler

de Ingo Stammnitz,

Effervescent tablets are used for antacids and to treat common cold complaints, yet they also have food supplement and multi-vitamin delivery applications and can be used to clean teeth and dentures. Their main benefit is that active ingredient quantities, even larger doses, are dissolved in water, making them easy to ingest. The intake of active ingredients in water is not only quicker and gentler on the stomach, but also helps patients with swallowing difficulties, children as well as the handicapped or the elderly. At the same time, tablets have longer shelf lives than liquids, provided they are protected against moisture and humidity.

Ingo Stammnitz
Head of the Asia-Pacific Division, KORSCH AG