enteric coated tablet


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en·ter·ic coat·ed tab·let

an oral dosage form in which a tablet is coated with a material to prevent or minimize dissolution in the stomach but allow dissolution in the small intestine. This type of formulation either protects the stomach from a potentially irritating drug (for example, aspirin) or protects the drug (for example, erythromycin) from partial degradation in the acidic environment of the stomach.

en·ter·ic coat·ed tab·let

(en-terik kōtĕd tablĕt)
Oral dosage form in which a tablet is coated with a material to prevent or minimize dissolution in the stomach but allow dissolution in the small intestine.