Here’s How Drugs Are Getting More Convenient To Consume

March 28, 2023

Medical convenience has recently become a growing concern among the different pharmaceutical labs worldwide. Pharmaceutical exporters in India are focusing on making the drugs more convenient to consume for consumers. Whenever we think of a specific kind of drug, there are numerous ways in which it can be consumed. Some methods may not be as accessible as the others, while some other methods may be more expensive than the rest! The idea behind medical convenience is to make the drugs more convenient for the consumers to access, buy, and consume!

Need for Medicines To Be Convenient For Consumption

Primarily, a convenient mode of drug consumption for patients makes life easier for them. Especially when we consider a patient on drugs they have to consume for a long time, the ease of consumption and access can determine the lifestyle altogether!

When one pharmaceutical lab performs research and experiments and develops a method of drug consumption and delivery that is better and more convenient than the others, they will obviously see a greater patient adherence and preference.Convenience also alleviates the risk of any mistake in consumption being made by the consumer in terms of dosage, frequency or the kind of drug one takes.

What Makes A Drug Inconvenient To Consume?

According to research, one of the most common inconveniences faced by people who have to take regular drugs is the complexity of the drug regime. They often cannot remember when to take the medication, and the mistakes of skipping a dose or risking an extra dose are not uncommon. More importantly, this problem arises even more when several drugs are administered to a patient. Another related factor is the unit per dose that has to be administered. While tablet consumers seldom face such a problem, the people for whom drugs are administered by injection or syrups often get stuck with each dose unit.

Another problem reported among those who have to take pills regularly is the problem of not being able to swallow the pills under certain conditions. Many tablets are of a size that a person is uncomfortable swallowing or is unable to swallow because of a medical condition.

Drug Delivery Modes/Technology That Ensure Medical Convenience

Due to the increasing number of patients dependent on pills for everyday survival, pharmaceutical companies have come up with different modes and Technological advancements that ensure medical convenience. Some of the most remarkable ones are:

Once daily combination pills:

These pills are specially designed for those patients who have to take multiple pills at different times of the day for one particular condition. For example, a patient with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) must take several pills daily at different times. But with once-daily combination pills, the active ingredients of all the different pills are combined into one. They are adjusted in the order that makes it convenient to consume at once without any side effects and without the hassle of consuming pills throughout the day.

Oral thin films:

Oral thin films are another masterstroke when it comes to making the administration of drugs convenient for consumers. Oral thin films contain an active pharmaceutical ingredient with naturally dissolvable polymer films that dissolve when it comes in contact with the mouth's saliva. These thin films prevent the risk of choking altogether and make drug administration easier and more convenient for the patient. The dosage is also easier to control than injections, and the mode of action is equally effective.

Taste masking:

Some of the drugs are so bitter to taste that patients refrain from consuming them many times! The process of taste masking introduces a numbing sensation or an alternate taste in the mouth that increases palatability


The entire purpose behind a large amount of money spent in pharmaceutical research to make medicines more convenient for consumers is to ensure that more people can take advantage of the existing drugs for their benefit. Small problems such as forgetting the dosage of the medication or skipping medication, or even being unable to swallow the pill may seem insignificant. Still, they can have a very great effect on those who are dependent on the drugs for their life. This is why medical convenience is fast-growing, especially with pharmaceutical exporters in India.

About ZIM Laboratories:

ZIM Labs is an innovative drug delivery solution provider focusing on improving patient convenience and adherence to drug intake. We offer a range of technology-based drug delivery solutions and non-infringing proprietary manufacturing processes to produce and supply innovative and differentiated generic pharmaceutical products to our customers globally. At ZIM Labs, we provide our customers with a comprehensive range of solid value-added dosage differentiated generic products in semi-finished and finished categories/formulations. These include granules, pellets (sustained, modified, extended-release), taste-masked powders, suspensions, tablets, capsules, and recently developed Oral Thin Films (OTF).


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