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.




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.




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.




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