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Swallow it whole

Czarnocka, Justyna (2018) Swallow it whole. In: University of Birmingham Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2018, 13th June 2018, University of Birmingham . (Unpublished)



One of the major concerns of oral medicines is patient's ability to swallow. It was reported that 4 of 10 of adults struggle to swallow medicines. Notably, in the older populations this difficulty is often enhanced by dysphagia or dry mouth. Coating oral medicines with polymers is a common method to improve swallowing of the tablets. We carry out the clinical study to examine swallowability of tablets with different coatings in comparison with uncoated tablets. Moreover, our research looks into the texture and overall mouthfeel of the tablets. The study was designed according to the standard rules of sensory analysis. We aim to compare the influence of variables like time to swallow or amount of used water, on the swallowability of the tablets. Additionally we try to evaluate the attributes of mouthfeel and use them to predict the acceptability of bespoke tablets.

Type of Work:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
School/Faculty:Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Medical & Dental Sciences
Department:Institute of Pharmacy
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College of Medical and Dental Sciences Winner. Supervisor: Dr Hannah Batchelor, and Dr Julie Mason

Date:13 June 2018
Series/Collection Name:Prizewinners from the Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2018
Subjects:R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
R Medicine > RS Pharmacy and materia medica
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Copyright Status:This poster is copyright of the author and/or third parties. The intellectual property rights in respect of this work are as defined by The Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 or as modified by any successor legislation. Any use made of information contained in this poster must be in accordance with that legislation and must be properly acknowledged.
Copyright Holders:The Author
ID Code:3125

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