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An Overview of Enteric Coated Capsules
What are Enteric-Coated Capsules？
An enteric coating, also known as gastroresistant coating is a barrier applied to oral medication that controls the location in the
digestive tract where it is absorbed.
Enteric coated capsules are capsules that have an acid resistant coating to prevent them from dissolving when they pass through
The capsules are activated only when they pass through an alkaline environment - that is with a pH factor of 5.5 or higher - which
is usually when they reach the small intestine.
The benefits of Enteric-Coated Capsules
♦ the formulation will pass through the stomach without irritating the stomach lining.
♦ prevent the destruction of drugs by stomach acid or the stimulation of drugs on the stomach
♦ It usually takes an hour or two to dissolve, so it is very suitable for time-sensitive medications