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Iron tablets: disintegration tests

Abstract

Iron is mainly absorbed in the upper small intestine and it is therefore important that iron tablets should not take too long to disintegrate. In the past most physicians were aware that some iron tablets were ineffective because they failed to disintegrate. Since then manufacturing processes have improved, but there is still no published information on the disintegration of iron tablets: indeed, this country still lacks a comprehensive scheme for supervising and checking the quality of drugs.1

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