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Pharmaceutical tablet manufacturing involves taking the powdered form of a drug and compressing it into a tablet form. This is done by taking the tablet blend and compacting it into the die cast. Most tablets are round or oval in shape. The mass of powder is determined by the position of the lower punch in the die and the powder density. After the die filling the more

Pharmaceutical tablet manufacturing involves taking the powdered form of a drug and compressing it into a tablet form. This is done by taking the tablet blend and compacting it into the die cast. Most tablets are round or oval in shape. The mass of powder is determined by the position of the lower punch in the die and the powder density. After the die filling the powder is compressed. This is done very fast if the tablet is being produced commercially. There are a few problems that can be encountered in tablet production such as: fluctuations in tablet weight, fluctuations in the dosage of the API and lamination or chipping of the tablet.

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