Multiparticulate tablet disintegrating in less than 40 seconds in the mouth

  • US 6,106,861 A
  • Filed: 12/05/1997
  • Issued: 08/22/2000
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/21/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A multiparticulate tablet disintegrating in the mouth in less than 40 seconds and comprising an excipient and an active ingredient in the form of microcrystals comprising a taste-making coating whereinthe excipient comprises, with respect to the mass of the tablet, from 3 to 15% by weight of at least one disintegration agent selected from the group consisting of cross-linked polyvinylpyrrolidone and cross-linked carboxymethylcellulose and from 40 to 90% by weight of at least one soluble diluent agent with binding properties consisting of a polyol having less than 13 carbon atoms, said polyol being either in the directly compressible form which is composed of particles whose average diameter is from 100 to 500 micrometers or in the powder form which is composed of particles whose average diameter is less than 100 micrometers, said polyol being selected from the group consisting of mannitol, xylitol, sorbitol and maltitol, with the proviso that, when only one soluble diluent agent with binding properties is used, it is a polyol in the directly compressible form except sorbitol and, when at least two soluble diluent agents with binding properties are used, these are consisting of the same polyol, one part of which is in the directly compressible form while the other part is in powder form, the proportion of directly compressible polyol to powder polyol being from 99/1 to 50/50 andthe coating of the microcrystals of active ingredient comprises at least one coating agent selected as a function of the physico-chemical characteristics of the active ingredient selected from the group consisting of polymethacrylates and cellulose polymers and combinations thereof with each other.

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