Enteric Coated Tablets
Gastro resistant Tablets
( Why enteric coated tablets are not recommended for spliting,crushing or chewing ?)
If enteric coated tablets are chewed or crushed, the tablet core will be exposed to acidic environment of stomach, this will increase the chance of a stomach ulcer (If API is irritant to stomach), or affect the bioavailability of drug in the body (if it is degraded by the acid in the stomach). For this reason a patient should never crush or chew enteric coated tablets.