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26 November 2019 Tablets & Capsules common capsule sizes Courtesy of CapsCanada, Pompano Beach, FL. For more information, please visit www.capscanada.com. Company also offers 00E-size capsules. Millimeters: 25.40 ±0.30. Inches: 1.000 ±0.012. 1 inch 000 00 0EL 0 1 2 3 4 Millimeters 26 23.4 23.4 21.6 19.4 17.6 15.7 14.3 Tolerance ±0.3 ±0.3 ±0.3 ±0.3 ±0.3 ±0.3 ±0.3 ±0.3 Inches 1.024 0.921 0.921 0.85 0.764 0.693 0.618 0.563 Tolerance ±0.012 ±0.012 ±0.012 ±0.012 ±0.012 ±0.012 ±0.012 ±0.012 Capsules actual size - closed length Table 1 Dimensions (in millimeters) and volumes (in milliliters) of Coni-Snap two-piece gelatin hard capsules by Capsugel Capsule size Cap length Body length External cap diameter External body diameter Locked length Capsule volume 000 12.95 22.20 9.91 9.55 26.10 1.37 00el 12.95 22.20 8.53 8.18 25.30 1.02 00 11.74 20.22 8.53 8.18 23.30 0.91 0el 11.68 20.19 7.65 7.34 23.50 0.78 0 10.72 18.44 7.64 7.34 21.70 0.68 1el 10.49 17.70 6.91 6.63 20.42 0.54 1 9.78 16.61 6.91 6.63 19.40 0.50 2el 9.70 16.66 6.36 6.09 19.30 0.41 2 8.94 15.27 6.35 6.07 18.00 0.37 3 8.08 13.59 5.82 5.57 15.90 0.30 4el 7.84 13.69 5.31 5.05 15.80 0.21 4 7.21 12.19 5.32 5.05 14.30 0.21 5 6.20 9.30 4.91 4.68 11.10 0.13 Tolerance ±0.46 ±0.46 ±0.06 ±0.06 ±0.30 N/A Courtesy of Lonza–Capsugel, Greenwood, SC. These metrics apply to gelatin capsules and vary depending on the capsule material. For more information on capsules, visit www.capsugel.com. Table 2 Dimensions (in millimeters) and volumes (in milliliters) of two-piece hard capsules by Qualicaps Capsule size Cap length Body length External cap diameter External body diameter Locked length Approximate volume 00 11.94 20.04 8.55 8.20 23.50 0.95 0EL 12.04 20.55 7.66 7.34 23.77 0.74 0 10.72 18.44 7.66 7.34 21.70 0.67 1 9.78 16.61 6.90 6.60 19.41 0.50 2 8.89 15.21 6.38 6.07 17.88 0.37 3 8.08 13.36 5.82 5.56 15.90 0.30 4 7.21 12.14 5.31 5.05 14.30 0.20 Tolerance ±0.45 ±0.45 ±0.06 ±0.06 ±0.4 N/A Courtesy of Qualicaps, Whitsett, NC. For more information on capsules, please visit www.qualicaps.com. The amount of formulation that you can put into a given capsule size depends on the formulation's density. For example, if your formulation has a density of 1.00 gram per milliliter, you could fit 670 to 680 milligrams of formulation into a size 0 capsule. If your formulation has a density of 0.80 gram per milliliter, you could fit 536 to 544 milligrams of formulation into a size 0 capsule.

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