Chewable tablets are a convenient alternative to conventional tablets. They have the great advantage of not requiring water, which means that they can be taken at any time and in any place and are palatable. The chewable tablet is formulated to disintegrate in the mouth smoothly either with or without chewing. Chewable tablets are specially designed for children who have difficulty in swallowing and persons who dislike swallowing tablets or any solid supplements (Patil et al., 2012). A good chewable tablet must have smooth texture upon disintegration, pleasant taste and does not leave a bitter or any other unpleasant taste in the mouth upon or after consumption. Ideally, upon chewing, the chewable tablet is broken down in the mouth and instantly releases its ingredients and therefore, the active ingredients can be absorbed faster in the stomach, as it does not have to be disintegrated in the stomach (Patel et al., 2011).
Main Researcher: Noor Lida Habi Mat Dian