ISPE Glossary of Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Terminology

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Orally Disintegrating Tablets (ODT)

Generally, a solid-dosage form that disintegrates and dissolves in the mouth (either on or beneath the tongue or in the buccal cavity) without water within 60 seconds or less.

Orally Disintegrating Tablets (ODT)

(CDER) A solid dosage form containing medicinal substances, which disintegrates rapidly, usually within a matter of seconds, when placed upon the tongue. FDA recommends that ODTs be considered solid oral preparations that disintegrate rapidly in the oral cavity, with an in vitro disintegration time of approximately 30 seconds or less, when based on the USP disintegration test method or alternative.

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