Patent Number: 8,821,936

Title: Solid pharmaceutical formulation

Abstract: This invention provides a solid pharmaceutical formulation having high physical strength and further having excellent drug release properties and digestibility of excipients when administered, which comprises (a) an active medical ingredient and (b) a pre-gelatinized starch in an amount of 10 to 90% by weight, said pre-gelatinized starch being prepared by pre-gelatinizing a cheap and stable usual starch during the procedure for formulation. This invention also provides a method for preparing the solid pharmaceutical formulation.

Inventors: Mukai; Tadashi (Tokushima, JP)

Assignee: Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

International Classification: A61K 9/00 (20060101); A61K 31/47 (20060101); A61K 9/22 (20060101); A61K 9/36 (20060101); A61K 9/62 (20060101); A61K 47/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/02/12018