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  1. The capsules are unit solid dosage forms. The active pharmaceutical ingedient alone or with addtion of other additives placed in a hard gelatin shell. These are majorly administered through orally. The hard gelatin capsules are classified into 8 categories based on their capacity.

Classification of capsules

 Size                       capacity (mg)                     capacity in (ml)

000                         950                                         1.37

00                           650                                         0.95

0                              450                                         0.68

1                              300                                         0.50

2                              250                                         0.37

3                              200                                         0.30

4                              150                                         0.21

5                              100                                         0.13

The 000 capsules are larger in size these are mainly used for veterinary purpose. The small size capsules 5 size used for less dose like highly potent drugs.

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