Ion exchange resins have been used to formulate pharmaceuticals for many years. The use of ion exchange resins as drug carrier system has been an attractive area of research because of its many extraordinary benefits. They have not only proved to be safe and effective excipient but they are successfully used for their therapeutic potential as well and are now used in many commercial formulations throughout the world. The present review focuses on some of the common problems faced by the formulator and how using ion exchange resins help to solve them.
Keywords: Ion exchange resin, drug carrier, resinates, taste masking, extended release, stability
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