Where are the coated generic tablets?

As a retired pharmacist and now, increasingly, a consumer of pharmaceutical products, I am dismayed at the prevalence of generic uncoated tablets. These can be very difficult to swallow — even those that last the shortest time in the mouth can give a most unpleasant taste and some, such as amitriptyline, can easily stick in the throat and cause a burning sensation. It seems that this is all driven by producing the very cheapest product. But manufacturers should spare a thought for the ageing and vulnerable having to take multiple tablets every day, when life is difficult enough.

David Crossley, retired pharmacist, Yorkshire

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The Pharmaceutical Journal, PJ, May 2021, Vol 306, No 7949;306(7949)::DOI:10.1211/PJ.2021.1.87701