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Review Article

Recent Advancement and Technological Aspects of Pulsatile Drug Delivery System - A Laconic Review

Author(s): Vinay Pandit, Ajay Kumar, Mahendra S. Ashawat, Chander P. Verma and Pravin Kumar*

Volume 18 , Issue 10 , 2017

Page: [1191 - 1203] Pages: 13

DOI: 10.2174/1389450117666160208144343

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Abstract

Background: Pulsatile drug delivery system (PDDS) shows potential significance in the field of drug delivery to release the maximum amount of drug at a definite site and at specific time. PDDS are mainly time controlled delivery devices having a definite pause period for drug release, which is not affected by acidity, alkalinity, motility and enzymes present in the gastrointestinal tract. Pulsatile medication possess the potential to deliver the drugs in the therapy of diseases where drug dose is essential during sleep, drugs having greater first pass metabolism and absorption at precise location in digestive tract.

Objective: The review article, discuss the general concepts, marketed formulations and patents or any other recent advancement in pulsatile release technology. It also highlights on diseases requiring therapy by pulsatile release, various researches on herbal pulsatile formulations and quality control aspects of PDDS.

Conclusion: Pulsatile medication possess the potential to deliver the drugs in the therapy of diseases where drug dose is essential during sleep, drugs having greater first pass metabolism and absorption at precise location in digestive tract.

Keywords: Pulsatile, herbal, chronotherapy, lag time, drug delivery, drug formation.

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