Many people have taken capsule medicines in their daily lives and know that these types of medicines usually do not smell very strong. This is the role of empty pharmaceutical capsules, so what is the role of empty gelatin capsules?
Empty gelatin capsules are composed of cap and body two-section capsule shells refined from medicinal gelatin and excipients and are mainly used to hold solid drugs.
Empty gelatin capsules have a cylindrical shape and are rigid and elastic empty capsules consisting of a cap and a body that can be retracted and locked. The capsule should be smooth, uniform in color, smooth incision, no deformation, and no odor. The hollow capsules are divided into three types: transparent (both sections do not contain sunscreen), translucent (only one section contains sunscreen), and opaque (both sections contain sunscreen).
The capsule manufacturing process begins with the formation of a thin film of gelatin on a stainless steel mold. The gelatin film then dries and hardens to form a capsule, which is then extracted from the mold. In general, a set of molds has two sizes, one for making the capsule body and the other for making the capsule cap with a larger diameter.
There are various sizes of empty gelatin capsules, such as No. 00, No. 0, No. 1, No. 2, No. 3, No. 4, etc. Among them, No. 0 is commonly used. What is the price of this capsule? According to the Internet Quote, the price of empty gelatin capsules is not expensive, about 20 yuan for a thousand capsules. Of course, the price of purchasing wholesale and customized will vary according to the different quantity and customization requirements.
Empty gelatin capsules are becoming more and more widely used, which increases the cost of drugs to a certain extent, but we can have more peace of mind when treating diseases.