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Suppositories consist of active pharmaceutical ingredients encased in a non-active base material. The sustained release of medication makes suppositories a preferred option for the long-term treatment of chronic conditions like diabetes, anemia, and AIDS.

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Granulation line for pharmaceutical solid dosage forms

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Industrial scale tablet coater

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Fluid bed dryer for pharmaceutical solid dosage form

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Industrial high shear mixer granulator for drug formation

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Tablet coater for laboratory scale

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Automatic filling line for solid doses

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Automatic capsule loader

Capsules are a popular method of dosage delivery for a wide range of compounds. For anything other t...

Electronic capsule counter

For lab work or small batch production, hand counting of solid doses into dispensing containers i...

Suppository filling machine

Small-to-medium scale production of suppositories using pre-formed shells can be slow where manu...

Capsule checkweigher

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Conical mill for drug formulation

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Granulation line of mixer and fluid bed dryer

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Microencapsulation system for your drug delivery system

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Rotary tablet press

For pharmaceutical tablet producers looking to reduce waste, costs and  increase production volume, a hig...

Fluid bed dryer for production scale

Fluidized bed drying (FBD) is a common process in the pharmaceutical industry for dryi...

High-shear mixer

For the efficient mixing of larger batches of pharmaceutical compounds and high-shear mixer provides the opti...

Entry-level high-shear mixer for drug formulation

For pilot and lab-scale pharmaceutical formulations, a high-shear granu...

Economic dispersing machine for emulsions and suspensions

For products of medium viscosity and relatively consistent par...

Ultra-fine dispersing machine for emulsions and suspensions

Producing the finest micro-emulsions and suspensions require...

Laboratory dispersing machine for low-viscous masses

Laboratory mixers have not always been easy to work with.  Getting a...

High-speed blister machine

If you are looking for a compact machine that produces blisters with an output of up to 700 blist...

Horizontal intermittent motion cartoner

User-friendly cartooning solution with an intermittent motion for a wide range of p...

Horizontal continuous motion cartoner

An automatic cartoning machine designed for both high-speed operations and medium pac...

Entry-level blister machine

A start-up solution for contract packing and generics manufacturing with an easy-to-get upgrade ...

Compact blister machine

A compact blister machine ideal for packing tablets, capsules, ampoules and syringes and other applic...

Case packer for cartons and bundles

Pack cartons and bundles into RSC (Regular Slotted Case) cases and perform functions li...

Stretch bander

A compact wrapping machine to seal your boxes with a max speed of 50 packs per minute.

Vertical cartoner

A cartoning solution that can be operated in either continuous or intermittent mode depending on the carton...

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Manufacture suppositories by fusion molding or double casting

Most suppositories are produced by fusion molding. In this process, you melt the excipient base and mix in the active pharmaceutical ingredients. After the formula has cooled off, suppositories are ready for packing.

Double casting introduces a new approach to suppository manufacturing. To do this, you need to re-melt and re-form the original mixture of medication and excipient. The method ensures a more even distribution of the active ingredients and adjusts the composition according to the volume density of the drugs.

Calculate the temperature range of suppository excipients

The formulation of suppositories depends on your intended speed of drug delivery. To control the release of the medicinal, you need to consider the melting range at which the excipient material starts to melt and is completely dissolved.

The solidification point presents another crucial manufacturing factor and determines the storage and refrigeration conditions required to keep the finished product in optimum condition.

Cocoa butter for your suppository base

A majority of formulations use theobroma oil (cocoa butter) as a base for suppositories. It is relatively easy to form, melts at body temperature, and is nonreactive. Like other fat-based excipients, however, it may liquefy when combined with certain types of drugs.

Water-based alternatives do not depend on body temperature to release the active ingredients. Instead, materials such as glycerinated gelatin or polyethylene glycol (PEG) dissolve in body fluids.

Suppositories bypass the digestive system for higher effectiveness

Suppositories offer an effective way of treating the local areas where they are administered. But they can also be designed to deliver medicine to other parts of the body directly through the bloodstream.

This curing method is recommended by physicians to prevent active agents from breaking down too quickly in the gut or being altered in the gastrointestinal tract.

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