Orange Peel Tablet Coating Defect

Tablet coating is a process in which we apply a thin layer of polymer over the tablet surface for environmental protection & to achieve various other desired effects like taste masking, delayed release, etc.

Double Impression Tablet Defect

Various Tablet compression defects are observed during the compression process in the pharmaceutical industries.

Some of these tablet compression problems are related to the formulation & some are related to the compression machine or compression tooling like punches or dies.

SOP For Fitz Mill

Standard Operating Procedure for Fitz Mill 

1.0 Purpose

The purpose of the current SOP is to develop a standard procedure for operating the Fitzpatrick mill.

2.0 Scope

This SOP is applicable for the Fitz mill in the granulation area of the production section.

3.0 Responsibility

3.1 Machine Operator is responsible for operating the Fitz Mill.

3.2 Production Pharmacist is responsible for the implementation of this SOP.

3.3 The HOP is responsible for ensuring the implementation of the current SOP.

3.4 Q.A Officer monitors the compliance of this SOP.

4.0 Procedure

4.1 Pharmacist will ensure that the Fitzpatrick Mill & the area is properly cleaned.

4.2 Pharmacist will ensure that the Fitz mill &  Area is labeled with Cleaned label status.

4.3 Before starting the working of a Fitz mill, affix product-related labels to the Fitzpatrick mill & Area and take line clearance from the QA officer.

4.4 The mesh or sieve to be used for Fitz mill is verified by the pharmacist.

4.5 Attach a polythene or place a container to the lower side of the Fitz mill to collect the sieved granules or sieved material.

4.6 Add dried granules or material to be sieved in the hopper of the Fitz mill and start its working by pressing the ON button.

4.7 When the sieving process is completed, press the Off button and remove the polythene bag to check the weight of the granules to calculate the product yield.

4.8 Affix Fitz mill to be cleaned, label and record the activity in the logbook of the Fitz mill and sign it.

5.0 Abbreviations

5.1 SOP: Standard Operating Procedure

5.2 BMR: Batch Manufacturing Record

5.3 QA: Quality Assurance

5.4 HOP:Head Of Production

Also, Read

SOP for Rapid Mixing Granulator.

SOP for Spiral Mixer/Sigma Mixer

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