The Pharmaceutics and Compounding Laboratory
Aesthetic Considerations of
Oral Liquid Dosage Forms

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this exercise, you should be able to:

  • List and describe five (5) factors to be considered in preparing palatable and aesthetically appealing solutions.
  • Describe at least two (2) ways to improve the palatability of solutions.
  • Rank the "test masking" effectiveness of various flavoring agents for salty, bitter and sour tasting medicinal agents.
  • Evaluate the palatability of commercially available oral antacid suspensions on the basis of taste, aroma, appearance, and texture.