Organoleptic evaluation of a drug preparation refers to assessment by the sense organs.
Sensory evaluation may include:
(1) sight and appearance
(2) smell, odor and aroma
(4) touch (typically physical characteristics in mouth or skin)
Consequences of objectionable features:
(1) reduced compliance with therapy
(2) need for excipients to mask the feature (which can be a source of allergic reactions)
(3) can be a recall trigger (for nausea or other reaction)
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Specialty: Pharmacology, clinical