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Quality Attribute Considerations for Chewable Tablets Guidance for Industry August 2018

Issued by:
Guidance Issuing Office
Office of Medical Products and Tobacco, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research

This guidance provides manufacturers of chewable tablets for human use with the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research’s (CDER) current thinking on the critical quality attributes that should be assessed during the development of these drug products. This guidance also provides recommendations for sponsors/applicants regarding the submission of developmental, manufacturing, and labeling information for chewable tablets in applications. The recommendations in this guidance apply to new drug applications (NDAs), abbreviated new drug applications (ANDAs), and certain chemistry, manufacturing, and controls (CMC) supplements to these applications. Some of the recommendations about the submission of developmental information may also apply to investigational new drug applications (INDs). The recommendations about assessing critical quality attributes apply to all immediate release (IR) chewable tablets for human use, including non-application products.

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Submit comments on this guidance document electronically via docket ID: FDA-2013-S-0610 - Specific Electronic Submissions Intended For FDA's Dockets Management Staff (i.e., Citizen Petitions, Draft Proposed Guidance Documents, Variances, and other administrative record submissions)

If unable to submit comments online, please mail written comments to:

Dockets Management
Food and Drug Administration
5630 Fishers Lane, Rm 1061
Rockville, MD 20852

All comments should be identified with the title of the guidance.