Tablets are solid medications crushed into small circular or oblong discs. Caplets are smaller versions of tablets with a smoother surface that makes swallowing easier. Caplets and tablets can both be crushed and broken into smaller amounts.
Tablets and caplets are two types of medication that are extremely similar. Both are coated with sugar and other substances to aid limit the absorption of the drug into the body. They are less expensive to manufacture than other types of drugs. Caplets and tablets, according to AllStarHealth.com, have a longer shelf life than other types of drugs.
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