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Colorcon Introduces Opadry EZ Coating System


Aims to address the difficulty swallowing oral solid dosage forms

Colorcon, Inc. has introduced the Opadry EZ, Easy Swallow Film Coating System, a new product aimed at addressing the difficulty faced by many patients in swallowing oral solid dosage forms. With a growing senior population and more people taking multiple medications and dietary supplements, swallowability is a growing concern. 

Dr. Ali Rajabi-Siahboomi, vice president and chief scientific officer at Colorcon Inc. said, “Compared with other coating formulations, the superior slip provided by this coating, once wet, significantly reduces the probability of sticking in the throat or esophagus during the swallowing process. Through extensive research and development, Colorcon has created a unique coating system to address a recognized and growing patient problem.”

Kelly Boyer, general manager, Film Coatings at Colorcon added, “Colorcon set out to create a coating product that satisfied both the perception and reality of easier swallowing, with a high gloss finish that adds aesthetic appeal and increased mobility for the tablet. Opadry EZ is a fully formulated system, simple to prepare and use; finished tablets are easy to handle when dry, while exhibiting exceptional slip upon contact with water. Above all, this coating addresses the growing need to improve patient acceptability and compliance, by making tablets easier to swallow.