Unpleasant taste is the biggest barrier for completing treatment in pediatrics and 30% to 40% of parents had children who rejected or refused a pill or liquid medication. 26% of geriatric patients reported difficulty swallowing tablets and capsules.
By applying a taste masking application, patient compliance can increase 53% to 90%. The correlation between taste masking and understanding the impact to patient adherence is critical for any successful treatment plan.
In the second webinar of this series, learn about key product parameters affecting patient acceptability and therapy adherence, and taste masking strategies applied including excipients, organoleptic and barrier coating approaches and microencapsulation technologies. Learn how these applications optimize product development and can improve patient adherence and ultimately improve patient outcomes.
Key Learning Objectives
- Identify and analyze the key product parameters affecting patient acceptability and therapy adherence
- Deeper understanding of selected taste-masking and patient-centric strategies including the importance of functional excipients, organoleptic and barrier coating approaches, as well as (micro) encapsulation technologies.
- Learn, through case studies, how these applications optimize product development, improve patient adherence, and ultimately improve patient outcomes.