Tuesday, 26 February 2019
Department of Health
There are no legally binding regulations governing the physical size of tablets/capsules for human consumption to reduce the risk of choking. Companies who market medicines would be expected to consider the suitability of tablet and capsule sizes, taking into account the intended patient population and relevant guidelines such as the European guideline on pharmaceutical development of medicines for paediatric use. However these guidelines are not legally binding and do not specify maximum tablet or capsule sizes.