Elixir are liquid oral dosage forms. These are lear sweetened, aromatic, hydro-alcoholic liquids intended for oral use. Elixirs contain, ethyl alcohol, water, glycerin, or propylene glycol, a flavoring agent, and preservative.
Types of elixir
- Medicated Elixirs: Contain potent drug
- Flavored Elixirs: Contains flavors, not contain medicated substances.
Method of preparation of an elixirs
Elixirs are prepared by dissolving the ingredients in a suitable vehicle with continuous stirring. Adjust the volume with the above vehicle, allow the elixir for some time, and add talc 3% to absorb the excess oil. Filter it, and transfer it into the final container.
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