The Pharmaceutics and Compounding Laboratory

Methods Used to Compound Tablets

The only limitation of commercially manufactured tablets is that they are available only in fixed dosage strengths and combinations. To provide the flexibility of compounded formulations, pharmacists can extemporaneously prepare molded and compressed tablets for their patients. Molded tablets are compounded using a tablet triturate mold. Compressed tablets can be made using a pellet press or a single-punch tableting machine.