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Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Novel Oral Dosage Forms : Films


Thin-film drug delivery has emerged as an advanced alternative to the traditional tablets, capsules and liquids often associated with prescription and OTC medications. 

Similar in size, shape and thickness to a postage stamp, thin-film strips are typically prepared using hydrophilic polymers for oral administration, with the user placing the strip on or under the tongue or along the inside of the cheek where saliva serves to rapidly dissolve the dosage form. 

This drug delivery option also allows the medication to bypass the first pass metabolism, thereby giving the medication significantly more bioavailability than conventional tablet dosage forms. Films alleviate the danger/fear of choking, are easy to handle and administer, have a pleasant mouthfeel and taste and are straightforward to manufacture. They offer the combined advantages of ease and convenience of dosing in the absence of water, anytime, anywhere.