Recent Advances in Gastric Floating Drug Delivery Technology: A Review

Author(s): Rakesh Pahwa, Seema Bisht, Vipin Kumar, Kanchan Kohli

Journal Name: Current Drug Delivery

Volume 10 , Issue 3 , 2013

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Gastric floating drug delivery systems have been an avenue of considerable interest in terms of their immense potential for better pharmacotherapeutic interventions along with site-specific absorption. These buoyant systems significantly enhance the bioavailability and controlled delivery of several drug molecules. Scientific investigators have also carried out substantial research endeavours worldwide in order to design a more systematic and intellectual floating systems. The present manuscript is an attempt to highlight numerous recent advancements in the design of gastric floating drug delivery systems along with various available commercial preparations. Salient applications, characterization aspects and future perspectives of these multifarious systems have also been addressed.

Keywords: Enhanced bioavailability, floating drug delivery systems, gastric retention, marketed preparations, recent developments, salient applications.

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Year: 2013
Page: [286 - 298]
Pages: 13
DOI: 10.2174/1567201811310030005
Price: $65

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