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The summary is that the high humidity impaired the disintegrant property of α-cellulose in all 3 tablets tested. Tablets of aspirin, which is the more hygroscopic drug, were also more sensitive to the humidity effect, while tablets of chloroquine phosphate, which is a water-soluble drug, were the least sensitive to the humidity effect. The results permit the conclusion that moisture uptake with subsequent gelling of the α-cellulose is the mechanism of impairment of its disintegrant property. The tablets would not normally be stored under an RH as high as 100%, nevertheless, the results of the accelerated stability study have underscored the need to protect tablets containing α-cellulose as disintegrant from moisture.