Capsules are mostly hygroscopic.
Tablets are not hygroscopic.
Capsules contain the drug in liquid, solid or semisolid forms.
Tablets contain only the drugs in solid form.
Capsules have less shelf life.
Tablets have more shelf life.
Capsules can't be split in half.
Tablets can be cut in half.
Capsules consist of powder or Jelly enclosed inside a water-soluble shell.
Tablets consist of powder compressed into a solid form.
Capsules are more expensive than tablets.
Tablets are less expensive.
The drug will not be released into the bloodstream directly. The drug release occurs very slowly.