Recent Patents and Advances on Anti - Tuberculosis Drug Delivery and Formulations

Author(s): Chintan Vora, Riddhish Patadia, Karan Mittal, Rajashree Mashru

Journal Name: Recent Patents on Drug Delivery & Formulation
Continued as Recent Advances in Drug Delivery and Formulation

Volume 7 , Issue 2 , 2013


Tuberculosis has remained, unambiguously, a significant health care problem since long times, particularly in developing countries. The endeavoring battle against multi drug resistant TB, multiple dosing, their prominent side effects and bioavailability hiccups related to fixed dose combinations has undeniably become a Herculean task indicating rigorous research requirement in anti TB drug therapy. In view of the fact that patenting a drug molecule, a drug delivery system or a formulation has been very fruitful for the growth and sustainment of pharmaceutical industry, a meticulous review of recent developments, providing a balanced view on merits/demerits, will facilitate researchers to update themselves, thereby focusing their research in more relevant areas to furnish desired quality traits. This article reviews the present scenario in terms of drug delivery approaches for TB chemotherapy. The review encompasses and summarizes recent patents and advances on variegated facets of dosage forms, together with from conventional solid oral to novel controlled release oral formulations and additionally alternative weapons for anti TB drug delivery. A critical review of multidisciplinary approaches to boost anti TB therapy may facilitate the scientists to resolve existing technological gaps.

Keywords: Bioavailability, fixed dose combination, novel drug delivery, patents, stability, tuberculosis.

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Year: 2013
Published on: 17 May, 2013
Page: [138 - 149]
Pages: 12
DOI: 10.2174/1872211311307020009
Price: $65

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