DOI: 10.21276/ajptr
Sun, 21 Apr 2019

An Update on Taste Masking Technologies for Orodispersible Tablets

Snehalatha*1, Shivakumar B2, Santoshvarma PR1.



1. PG Department of Pharmaceutics, SJM College of Pharmacy, Chitradurga-577502, Karnataka, India.

2. PG Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, BLDEA’S college of Pharmacy, Bijapur, Karnataka, India.



ODTS are solid unit dosage form which dissolve or disintegrate rapidly in mouth without water. So, acceptability of this dosage form mainly depends on its taste i.e. mouth feel. So it becomes necessary to develop such an ODT for that must be acceptable in taste to patient many techniques are available to mask the taste of drugs. These techniques not only serve as to mask the taste of drug but also to enhance the bioavailability of drug. Taste masking technology involves the development of a system that prevents the active substance interacting with the taste buds, thereby eliminating or reducing the bitter taste. This review describes the commonly used techniques that are adopted for masking the taste of bitter drugs and dosage form palatable. The common methods include addition of sweeteners, coating of drugs adjusting the pH values, granulation, freeze drying, forming complex with ion exchange resins etc.

Key words: orodispersible tablets (ODTs), taste masking.


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