Flashcards in Solid dosage forms AZ Deck (11):
What is meant by friability?
The tendency for a tablet to chip, crumble or break following compression
What is meant by crushing force?
The force required to break the tablet along a given axis
What is meant by tensile strength?
Stress required to induce flow in the material i.e. resistance to breaking under tension
What are the units for crushing force?
Newtons or kiloponds
Why can't crushing force be compared across tablet sizes?
Because it is dependent of tablet size and shape
Is tensile strength dependent of tablet size and shape?
No, it is independent of them
What does tensile strength depend on?
Porosity of the tablet - a more porous tablet is more easily crushed
Do porous tablets have a high or low disintegration rate?
The more porous the tablet, the faster the disintegration rate
A higher punch pressure gives a less porous tablet. True or false?
What is the disintegration time specified by the pharmacopoeia for IR formulations?
less than 15 mins