Palatability

The palatability of medicines is one of the most important factors likely to influence patients’ compliance and adherence to therapeutic regimens and outcomes. The European Medicines Agency has defined palatability as “the overall appreciation of an (often oral) medicinal product in relation to its smell, taste, aftertaste and texture (i.e. feeling in the mouth), determined by the characteristics of the active substance, the way the active substance is formulated into a finished medicinal product, and by the characteristics of the excipients”.

Palatability

The palatability of medicines is one of the most important factors likely to influence patients’ compliance and adherence to therapeutic regimens and outcomes. The European Medicines Agency has defined palatability as “the overall appreciation of an (often oral) medicinal product in relation to its smell, taste, aftertaste and texture (i.e. feeling in the mouth), determined by the characteristics of the active substance, the way the active substance is formulated into a finished medicinal product, and by the characteristics of the excipients”.