Capsules use gelatin as the raw material for empty pharmaceutical capsules. When we take medicines, we will find that there are many types of medicines. Among them, the more common ones are granular medicines, capsule medicines, and tablets. The effects of drugs are also different. Among them, we will find that the capsule is a kind of drug without taste, which is often attributed to the shell of the capsule, which is mainly made of gelatin.
Capsule gelatin is yellowish to pale yellow, translucent, slightly glossy powder; odorless; easy to be decomposed by bacteria after absorbing moisture; immersed in water for a long time, it will swell and soften, and its weight can increase 5 to 10 times. Soluble in hot water, acetic acid, or a hot mixture of glycerol and water, insoluble in ethanol, chloroform, or ether.
Gelatin for capsules can help us relieve pain when taking medicine because we all know that medicines are mainly bitter, and we use capsules, and the medicine made with gelatin can reduce the bitterness, so these medicine Formulations are very welcome. The gelatin capsule itself is extracted from animal fur, so it is a natural protein and will not cause any harm to our health, and empty hard gelatin capsules also allow us to take good medicine without bitterness.