Current Advances in Drug Delivery Through Fast Dissolving/Disintegrating Dosage Forms

Fast Dissolving/Disintegrating Dosage Forms (FDDFs) have been commercially available since the late 1990s. FDDFs were initially available as orodispersible tablets, and later, as orodipsersible films ...
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Fast Dissolving/Disintegrating Dosage Forms: Introducing through Development, Market, Pharmacopoeial and Regulatory Status

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Vikas A. Saharan, Anupama Singh and Vandana Kharb


Fast Dissolving/Disintegrating Dosage Forms (FDDFs) have emerged as alternate dosage forms for patients who cannot swallow or who should not swallow or who refuse to swallow conventional tablets/capsules and liquid formulations. FDDFs include Fast Dissolving/Disintegrating Tablets (FDTs), Fast Dissolving/Disintegrating Oral Films (FDOFs), Fast Dissolving/Disintegrating Capsules (FDCs), Fast Dissolving/Disintegrating Pellets (FDPs), etc. These dosage forms dissolve/disintegrate quickly, when placed on tongue, resulting in solution/suspension, which can be swallowed easily and hence do not require water for their oral ingestion. This chapter introduces FDDFs rationale, their brief history, regulatory/pharmacopoeial aspects, advantages/disadvantages and their market potential.


Absorption, Capsule, Dysphagia, FDT, Film, Freeze drying, Geriatric, Granule, Mini tablet, Nausea, ODT, Orodispersible, Paediatric, Parkinsonism, Pellet, Pharmacopoeia, Psychotic, Quality of life, Tablet, Travellers.


Department of Pharmaceutics, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Sardar Bhagwan Singh Post Graduate Institute of Biomedical Sciences and Research (, Balawala, Dehradun 248161, Uttarakhand, India.