Medicated Chewing Gums: Recent Patents and Patented Technology Platforms

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Author(s): Prerna Kaushik, Deepak Kaushik*.

Journal Name: Recent Patents on Drug Delivery & Formulation

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The aims that the oral route attained such acceptance may be ascribed to its affluence of administration. Over the years, patient convenience- oriented exploration in the arena of drug delivery has stemmed in bringing out potential innovative medicine delivery systems. Elegant drug delivery system is an amalgamation of science and dexterity with therapeutic prospective and prettification purpose. It involves the administration of medications in a groundbreaking fashion with the assistance of cosmetics, wearable devices and oral drug delivery system which can also be used for ornamental purposes. Out of which, therapeutic chewing gum offers a highly opportune patient amenable technique of dosing medications comprising children and elders. It is a potentially convenient means of administering medications either locally or systematically via, the oral cavity. It bids innumerable gains over conventional drug delivery methods. Moreover, medicinal chewing gums involve the dynamic and constant masticatory actions for drug release. Currently, enriched expertise has made it promising to advance and fabricate medicated chewing gum with predefined properties and it could be a marketable triumph in proximate future. Apprehending this, several investigators and pharmaceutical syndicates are now engaged in evolving innovative practices vis-à-vis medicated chewing gums obvious by plentiful patents filed in this area. The present manuscript also delivers a gestalt of various patented technology platforms centered on different methods/mechanisms employed for the preparation of medicated chewing gums.

Keywords: medicated chewing gums, patented technology platforms, Pharmagum, revolymer technology, directly compressible gum

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DOI: 10.2174/1872211313666191010093148