Tablets of the British Pharmacopoeia

In addition to the above requirements of the European Pharmacopoeia, the following statements apply to those tablets that are the subject of an individual monograph in the British Pharmacopoeia.

 

Definition

 

Unless otherwise stated in the individual monograph, tablets of the British Pharmacopoeia are solid, right circular cylinders the end surfaces of which are flat or convex and the edges of which may be bevelled.

 

Tablets of the British Pharmacopoeia may contain flavouring only when indicated in the individual monograph.

 

Tablets that are the subject of individual monographs in the British Pharmacopoeia may be uncoated, compression-coated, film-coated or sugar-coated unless otherwise indicated in the monograph. Tablets for which the monograph states 'They are coated' are compression-coated or film-coated or sugar-coated. Tablets may be made gastro-resistant by enteric-coating or by other means only where this is specifically indicated in the monograph. When presented as coated formulations it may be necessary to remove the coating before performing the Assay and tests described in the monograph.

 

In preparing Tablets for which Chocolate Basis is specified, the active ingredient may be incorporated with a mixture of 15 parts of non-alkalinised cocoa powder of commerce, 15 parts of Sucrose and 70 parts of Lactose.

 

Content of active ingredient of tablets

 

The range for the content of active ingredient stated in the monograph is based on the requirement that 20 tablets, or such other number as may be indicated in the monograph, are used in the Assay. In circumstances where 20 tablets cannot be obtained, a smaller number, which must not be less than five, may be used, but to allow for sampling errors the tolerances are widened in accordance with Table I.

 

The requirements of Table I apply when the stated limits are 90 to 110%. For limits other than 90 to 110%, proportionately smaller or larger allowances should be made.

 

Disintegration

 

For those Uncoated or Coated Tablets for which a requirement for Dissolution is included in the individual monograph, the requirement for Disintegration does not apply.

 

Uniformity of content

 

Details of the analytical method to be employed for determining the content of active ingredient may be included in certain monographs. Unless otherwise stated in the monograph the limits are as given in test A for Uniformity of content, Appendix XII H.

 

Any tablets that when examined individually show a gross deviation from the prescribed or stated content are not official.

 

Labelling

 

The label states (1) the quantity of the active ingredient contained in each tablet; (2) 'enteric-coated' for tablets coated in this manner; (3) the date after which the Tablets are not intended to be used; (4) the conditions under which the Tablets should be stored.

 

The following tablets are the subject of an individual monograph in the British Pharmacopoeia.

 

Acebutolol Tablets

 

Acenocoumarol Tablets

 

Acetazolamide Tablets

 

Aciclovir Tablets

 

Aciclovir Tablets, Dispersible

 

Alimemazine Tablets

 

Allopurinol Tablets

 

Aloxiprin Tablets

 

Aluminium Hydroxide Tablets

 

Amiloride Tablets

 

Aminoglutethimide Tablets

 

Aminophylline Tablets

 

Amiodarone Tablets

 

Amitriptyline Tablets

 

Ascorbic Acid Tablets

 

Aspirin and Caffeine Tablets

 

Aspirin Tablets

 

Aspirin Tablets, Dispersible

 

Aspirin Tablets, Effervescent Soluble

 

Aspirin Tablets, Enteric-coated

 

Atenolol Tablets

 

Atropine Tablets

 

Azapropazone Tablets

 

Azathioprine Tablets

 

Baclofen Tablets

 

Bendroflumethiazide Tablets

 

Benorilate Tablets

 

Benzatropine Tablets

 

Betamethasone Sodium Phosphate Tablets

 

Betamethasone Tablets

 

Bisacodyl Tablets

 

Bromocriptine Tablets

 

Brompheniramine Tablets

 

Bumetanide Tablets

 

Bumetanide and Slow Potassium Tablets

 

Busulfan Tablets

 

Calcium and Colecalciferol Tablets

 

Calcium and Ergocalciferol Tablets

 

Calcium Carbonate Tablets, Chewable

 

Calcium Folinate Tablets

 

Calcium Gluconate Tablets

 

Calcium Gluconate Tablets, Effervescent

 

Calcium Lactate Tablets

 

Captopril Tablets

 

Carbamazepine Tablets

 

Carbimazole Tablets

 

Cascara Tablets

 

Cefaclor Tablets, Slow

 

Cefalexin Tablets

 

Cefuroxime Axetil Tablets

 

Chlorambucil Tablets

 

Chlordiazepoxide Hydrochloride Tablets

 

Chloroquine Phosphate Tablets

 

Chloroquine Sulphate Tablets

 

Chlorphenamine Tablets

 

Chlorpromazine Tablets

 

Chlorpropamide Tablets

 

Chlortalidone Tablets

 

Choline Theophyllinate Tablets

 

Cimetidine Tablets

 

Ciprofloxacin Tablets

 

Clemastine Tablets

 

Clomifene Tablets

 

Clonidine Tablets

 

Co-amilofruse Tablets

 

Co-amilozide Tablets

 

Co-amoxiclav Tablets

 

Co-beneldopa Tablets, Dispersible

 

Co-careldopa Tablets

 

Co-codamol Tablets

 

Co-codamol Tablets, Effervescent

 

Co-codaprin Tablets

 

Co-codaprin Tablets, Dispersible

 

Co-dergocrine Tablets

 

Co-dydramol Tablets

 

Co-magaldrox Tablets

 

Co-proxamol Tablets

 

Co-tenidone Tablets

 

Co-triamterzide Tablets

 

Co-trimoxazole Tablets

 

Co-trimoxazole Tablets, Dipersible

 

Co-trimoxazole Tablets, Paediatric

 

Codeine Phosphate Tablets

 

Colchicine Tablets

 

Colecalciferol Tablets

 

Colistin Tablets

 

Cortisone Tablets

 

Cyanocobalamin Tablets

 

Cyclizine Tablets

 

Cyclopenthiazide Tablets

 

Cyclophosphamide Tablets

 

Cyproheptadine Tablets

 

Cyproterone Tablets

 

Dapsone Tablets

 

Desipramine Tablets

 

Dexamethasone Tablets

 

Dexamfetamine Tablets

 

Dextromoramide Tablets

 

Diazepam Tablets

 

Diazoxide Tablets

 

Dichlorophen Tablets

 

Diclofenac Tablets

 

Diclofenac Tablets, Slow

 

Dicycloverine Tablets

 

Diethylstilbestrol Tablets

 

Diflunisal Tablets

 

Digitoxin Tablets

 

Digoxin Tablets

 

Dihydrocodeine Tablets

 

Diloxanide Tablets

 

Dimenhydrinate Tablets

 

Dipipanone and Cyclizine Tablets

 

Dipyridamole Tablets

 

Disulfiram Tablets

 

Domperidone Tablets

 

Dosulepin Tablets

 

Doxycycline Tablets, Dispersible

 

Droperidol Tablets

 

Dydrogesterone Tablets

 

Ephedrine Hydrochloride Tablets

 

Ergocalciferol Tablets

 

Ergometrine Tablets

 

Erythromycin Ethyl Succinate Tablets

 

Erythromycin Stearate Tablets

 

Erythromycin Tablets

 

Estropipate Tablets

 

Ethambutol Tablets

 

Ethinylestradiol Tablets

 

Etodolac Tablets

 

Famotidine Tablets

 

Fenbufen Tablets

 

Fenoprofen Tablets

 

Ferrous Fumarate and Folic Acid Tablets

 

Ferrous Fumarate Tablets

 

Ferrous Gluconate Tablets

 

Ferrous Sulphate Tablets

 

Ferrous Sulphate Tablets, Prolonged-release

 

Flavoxate Tablets

 

Flecainide Tablets

 

Flucytosine Tablets

 

Fludrocortisone Tablets

 

Fluphenazine Tablets

 

Flurbiprofen Tablets

 

Fluvoxamine Tablets

 

Folic Acid Tablets

 

Fosfestrol Tablets

 

Furosemide Tablets

 

Gemfibrozil Tablets

 

Glibenclamide Tablets

 

Gliclazide Tablets

 

Glipizide Tablets

 

Gliquidone Tablets

 

Griseofulvin Tablets

 

Guanethidine Tablets

 

Haloperidol Tablets

 

Hydralazine Tablets

 

Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets

 

Hydroflumethiazide Tablets

 

Hydrotalcite Tablets

 

Hydroxychloroquine Tablets

 

Hyoscine Butylbromide Tablets

 

Hyoscine Tablets

 

Ibuprofen Tablets

 

Imipramine Tablets

 

Indapamide Tablets

 

Indoramin Tablets

 

Inositol Nicotinate Tablets

 

Iopanoic Acid Tablets

 

Isoniazid Tablets

 

Isosorbide Dinitrate Tablets

 

Isosorbide Mononitrate Tablets

 

Isosorbide Mononitrate Tablets, Prolonged-release

 

Isradipine Tablets

 

Labetalol Tablets

 

Lacidipine Tablets

 

Levodopa Tablets

 

Levomepromazine Tablets

 

Levonorgestrel Tablets

 

Levonorgestrel and Ethinylestradiol Tablets

 

Levothyroxine Tablets

 

Liothyronine Tablets

 

Lisinopril Tablets

 

Lithium Carbonate Tablets

 

Lithium Carbonate Tablets, Slow

 

Lofepramine Tablets

 

Loprazolam Tablets

 

Lorazepam Tablets

 

Lormetazepam Tablets

 

Magnesium Trisilicate Tablets, Compound

 

Mebeverine Tablets

 

Mefenamic Acid Tablets

 

Megestrol Tablets

 

Melphalan Tablets

 

Menadiol Phosphate Tablets

 

Meptazinol Tablets

 

Mepyramine Tablets

 

Mercaptopurine Tablets

 

Metformin Tablets

 

Methadone Tablets

 

Methotrexate Tablets

 

Methylcellulose Tablets

 

Methyldopa Tablets

 

Methylphenobarbital Tablets

 

Methylprednisolone Tablets

 

Methysergide Tablets

 

Metoclopramide Tablets

 

Metoprolol Tartrate Tablets

 

Metronidazole Tablets

 

Mianserin Tablets

 

Minocycline Tablets

 

Mitobronitol Tablets

 

Morphine Tablets

 

Morphine Sulphate Tablets, Prolonged-release

 

Moxisylyte Tablets

 

Nabumetone Tablets

 

Nalidixic Acid Tablets

 

Naproxen Tablets

 

Naproxen Tablets, Enteric-coated

 

Neomycin Tablets

 

Neostigmine Tablets

 

Niclosamide Tablets

 

Nicotinamide Tablets

 

Nicotinic Acid Tablets

 

Nicotinyl Alcohol Tablets

 

Nimodipine Tablets

 

Nitrazepam Tablets

 

Nitrofurantoin Tablets

 

Norethisterone Tablets

 

Norfloxacin Tablets

 

Norgestrel Tablets

 

Nortriptyline Tablets

 

Nystatin Tablets

 

Orciprenaline Tablets

 

Orphenadrine Hydrochloride Tablets

 

Oxazepam Tablets

 

Oxprenolol Tablets

 

Oxybutynin Tablets

 

Oxymetholone Tablets

 

Oxytetracycline Tablets

 

Pancreatin Tablets

 

Paracetamol Tablets

 

Paracetamol Tablets, Dispersible

 

Paracetamol Tablets, Soluble

 

Penicillamine Tablets

 

Pentazocine Tablets

 

Pentobarbital Tablets

 

Perphenazine Tablets

 

Pethidine Tablets

 

Phenelzine Tablets

 

Phenindione Tablets

 

Phenobarbital Sodium Tablets

 

Phenobarbital Tablets

 

Phenoxymethylpenicillin Tablets

 

Phenytoin Tablets

 

Phytomenadione Tablets

 

Pimozide Tablets

 

Pindolol Tablets

 

Piperazine Phosphate Tablets

 

Pizotifen Tablets

 

Poldine Tablets

 

Polythiazide Tablets

 

Potassium Chloride Tablets, Effervescent

 

Potassium Chloride Tablets, Slow

 

Potassium Iodate Tablets

 

Prazosin Tablets

 

Prednisolone Tablets

 

Prednisolone Tablets, Enteric-coated

 

Primidone Tablets

 

Probenecid Tablets

 

Procainamide Tablets

 

Prochlorperazine Tablets

 

Procyclidine Tablets

 

Proguanil Tablets

 

Promazine Tablets

 

Promethazine Hydrochloride Tablets

 

Promethazine Teoclate Tablets

 

Propantheline Tablets

 

Propranolol Tablets

 

Propylthiouracil Tablets

 

Protriptyline Tablets

 

Pseudoephedrine Tablets

 

Pyrazinamide Tablets

 

Pyridostigmine Tablets

 

Pyridoxine Tablets

 

Pyrimethamine Tablets

 

Quinidine Sulphate Tablets

 

Quinine Bisulphate Tablets

 

Quinine Sulphate Tablets

 

Ranitidine Tablets

 

Ritodrine Tablets

 

Salbutamol Tablets

 

Selegiline Tablets

 

Senna Tablets

 

Sodium Bicarbonate Tablets, Compound

 

Sodium Chloride Tablets

 

Sodium Fluoride Tablets

 

Sodium Valproate Tablets

 

Sodium Valproate Tablets, Enteric-coated

 

Sotalol Tablets

 

Spironolactone Tablets

 

Stanozolol Tablets

 

Sulindac Tablets

 

Sulfasalazine Tablets

 

Sulfinpyrazone Tablets

 

Sulpiride Tablets

 

Tamoxifen Tablets

 

Temazepam Tablets

 

Tenoxicam Tablets

 

Terbutaline Tablets

 

Terfenadine Tablets

 

Tetracycline Tablets

 

Thiamine Tablets

 

Thioridazine Tablets

 

Tiabendazole Tablets

 

Timolol Tablets

 

Tioguanine Tablets

 

Tocopheryl Succinate Tablets, Alpha

 

Tolazamide Tablets

 

Tolbutamide Tablets

 

Tranexamic Acid Tablets

 

Tranylcypromine Tablets

 

Triamcinolone Tablets

 

Trifluoperazine Tablets

 

Trihexyphenidyl Tablets

 

Trimethoprim Tablets

 

Trimipramine Tablets

 

Triprolidine Tablets

 

Ursodeoxycholic Acid Tablets

 

Verapamil Tablets

 

Verapamil Tablets, Prolonged-release

 

Vigabatrin Tablets

 

Warfarin Tablets

 

Zuclopenthixol Tablets