FLOATING BEADS AS A MAGICAL DRUG CARRIER: A REVIEW
P. D. Bairagi1*, S. B. Gondkar1, R.B. Saudagar2
1 Department of Pharmaceutics, R.G. SAPKAL College of Pharmacy, Anjaneri- 422213, Nashik, Maharashtra, India.
2 Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, R.G. SAPKAL College of Pharmacy, Anjaneri- 422213, Nashik, Maharashtra, India
The development in the field of designing novel dosage form is stepping stone now a day. Thus the development like microparticulate drug delivery system has gained more attention. Microparticulate drug delivery system has the advantage like site specific drug delivery. In addition to this gastroretentive approach enhances the sustained release effect through the microparticulate drug delivery system. Drugs that have low absorption window are suitable candidate for floating drug delivery system. Beads are the ideal formulation for floating drug delivery since the polymers used are degraded easily.
Keywords: Floating drug delivery, Microparticulate drug delivery, Beads, wax, gastroretentive.
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