Different medicine materials have different effects!
Pigments have more or less shading effect. Colorants and shading agents are often added to empty medicine capsules to prevent light from passing through, stabilize the ingredients in the content, and improve the stability of light-sensitive active ingredients. The pigment on the tablet sugar coating can also play a role in shading, thus avoiding the deterioration of the medicine.
For example, many patients, especially chronic and elderly patients, may need to take multiple drugs at the same time. Different colors also help patients distinguish different medicines and avoid missed or mistaken intakes.
Various colors of pills and capsules help to reduce children’s fear of taking medicine. For example, some preparations for children are light yellow, orange and other colors, and even have small animal patterns, making it more like a candy. Some pharmaceuitical machinary such as tablet film coating machine, rotary tablet press machine, capsule filling machine, capsule polishing machine will help with these procedures.
This will increase the attractiveness of the drug to children and increase the compliance of children with medication. Although the colorful pills are beautiful, they should be kept out of children’s reach to prevent them from taking them as candy.
Discoloration –> prompt deterioration
According to the change in the color of the medicine, it also helps to determine whether the medicine has expired. For example, the bright color fades or changes color, which may indicate that the medicine has deteriorated. Stop using it and consult a doctor or pharmacist.
In addition, if the medicine itself is white, such as vitamin C, the color turns yellow, you should also suspect that it is invalid and should not be taken. Some medicines are transparent. Even if the color does not change significantly, but it is no longer transparent, it is best not to take it.
The pigments added in medicines are divided into two categories: natural pigments and artificial synthetic pigments. Commonly used natural pigments include caramel, chlorophyll, carotene, beet red and iron oxide, etc.; synthetic pigments have only undergone strict safety tests to prove that they are safe for humans. Only if there is no obvious toxic effect, will it be approved as a coloring material for pharmaceuticals, and it has little effect on the body.
The sugar coatings of various colors have “changed” the originally bitter, astringent, and difficult-to-swallow drugs to be both delicious and beautiful. It is also a benign stimulus to the patient’s perception. The combination of these colors has formed the above-mentioned The basic law, except for special circumstances, generally does not change the color casually and without basis.
After reading above reasons, I’m sure you get to know more about pharma, gelatin empty capsules are made form pharmaceutiacal gelatin and auxiliary. It becomes most popular among all dosage forms for its slender shape and easier to swallow. Besides, empty medicine capsules may cover up the bad odor of the medicaments and let the good medicine never taste bitter.
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