enteric coating


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enteric coating

a layer added to oral medications that allows the medication to pass through the stomach and be absorbed in the intestinal tract. The coating protects against the effects of stomach juices, which can interact with, destroy, or degrade these drugs.

enteric coating

coating with a substance to prevent release of the active ingredient until the tablet enters the small intestine; means of administering drugs that are irritant to gastric mucosa, e.g. aspirin

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and will offer all of the products and services for which Vitatech is known, including powders, two-piece capsules, tablets, capsule banding, enteric coating, custom coating, full range packing services, and product formulation.
This has resulted in the development of OptiGel[TM] Bio technology, a lipid-based formulation that incorporates enteric coating and targeted permeation enhancement to increase the bioavailability of macromolecules, therefore enabling oral delivery of macromolecules.
In addition, the use of an enteric coating often facilitates delivery of the drug to the site where it is best absorbed, which can lead to improved efficacy.
An expert for the patent owner took the opposing view: an inert sub-coating simply meant that the coating would not interfere with the overall function of the enteric coating or the stability of omeprazole in the core of formulation.
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The serrapeptase in this formulation is in a matrix with SerratericTM, a superior alternative to enteric coating.
Of great interest to physicians and patients is the finding that in the individuals who appeared to be aspirin resistant, enteric coating on aspirin was delaying and reducing absorption, which is consistent with old data that indicate enteric coating can interfere with aspirin absorption, he said.
The enteric coating helps the enzymes reach the small intestine, where they can be utilized to assist the body's various regulatory and communications systems.
today announced specific details on its world-wide patent positions for enteric coating compositions in response to misleading statements made in the international press, particularly in India.
This is best illustrated by the recent launch of Nutrateric[R], an innovation in nutritional enteric coating.
new EntWrapao enteric coating system is further confirmation of the potential of
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