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Gelatin Hollow Capsules Identification
Sep 12, 2017

Gelatin hollow capsule from the medicinal gelatin and auxiliary materials made of caps, body two capsule shell composition, mainly used for containing solid drugs. Such as self-made powder, health products, pharmaceuticals, etc., for the user to solve the difficult entry, poor taste problems. In addition, the capsule can also be printed on the text, trademarks and patterns, showing a unique custom appearance.

Gelatin hollow capsule is cylindrical, by the can be set and lock the hat and body composed of two sections of hard and flexible air capsule. Capsule should be smooth, uniform color, incision formation, no deformation, no smell This product is divided into transparent (both contain no sunscreen), translucent (only one containing sunscreen), opaque (two sections contain shading agent) three.


Most capsules are made from gelatin. Gelatin is widely used in many foods, such as pudding, sweets, candied fruit, chewing candy, sugar coating, food head and dip. In food, gelatin can help food coagulation, thickening, stability, ventilation, is a very popular, rich in nutrients and low fat food ingredients. Gelatin itself is a water-soluble protein extracted from the collagen, and collagen is the main natural protein component in connective tissue. Gelatin is obtained from the skin and bones of an animal through a controlled extraction process. There are many types of gelatin. Capsules are made from pharmaceutical grade gelatin, which meets stringent requirements for pharmaceutical products. Capsule production process is, first in the stainless steel mold to form a layer of gelatin film. The gelatin film then hardens and hardens, forms the capsule, and then removes it from the mold. There are two sizes of molds, one for making capsules and the other for larger capsules.


(1) take this product 0.25g, add water 50ml, heated to dissolve, let cool, shake, take the solution 5ml, add potassium chromate test solution - dilute hydrochloric acid (4: 1) a few drops, that is, orange flocculent precipitate The

(2) to take identification (1) under the solution 1ml, add water 50ml, shake, add tannic acid test solution a few drops, that produce turbidity.

(3) to take this product about 0.3g, set test tube, plus sodium lime a little, the resulting gas can make the wet red litmus test paper blue.


CCTV "Weekly Quality Report" April 15, 2012 broadcast program "secret in the capsule", exposure to Hebei, Jiangxi, Zhejiang, some illegal manufacturers use heavy metal chromium excessive industrial gelatin posing to produce medicinal capsules. Correction of medicine, Tonghua Jinma and other nine pharmaceutical companies 13 batches of drugs used by the heavy metal chromium content of the standard.

A number of pharmaceutical companies were exposed to its medicinal hollow capsules chrome exceeded, some of which exceeded 90 times the product. Production enterprises use lime to deal with leather waste made of industrial gelatin made of capsules, flow to pharmaceutical companies. The police have been involved in the case, Zhejiang four involved enterprises were responsible for the control.

Gelatin hollow capsules are not recommended for long-term use, the use of time should pay attention to the correct medication, otherwise it will affect the effect of drugs.

Gelatin hollow capsules hollow capsules made of gelatin and adjuvants, capsules are slender and easy to swallow, are the most popular dosage forms for consumers; in addition, capsules can effectively conceal the uncomfortable taste of the contents And the smell, really realized the medicine is no longer bitter.

We should note that gelatin hollow capsules is best not to use long-term, because long-term excessive use of gelatin hollow capsules, can produce drug resistance, which is one of the reasons. Resistance to bacteria is the loss of sensitivity to drugs, so that treatment has lost the effect or reduce the efficacy. If the long-term use of gelatin hollow capsules, gelatin hollow capsules will produce resistance, it should be checked, before the medication situation, when eating, eating too much, whether it is correct, there is a look at whether the regular medication Not used with other drugs at the same time.

Of course, if this happens, the best way to consult a doctor, or to the pharmacy to the professional consultation. In the use of drugs when we also pay attention to medication for 3 days without symptoms, should go to the hospital for treatment; allergic to the goods disabled, allergic use of caution; changes in the character when the use of prohibited.

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