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Abstract

FLOATING-BIOADHESIVE TABLETS AS INNOVATIVE APPROACH TO GASTRORETENTION: A REVIEW

*Ashwini J.Gaykar, S. L. Jadhav, M. V. Gadhave, D. D. Gaikwad.

Vishal Institute of Pharmaceutical Education & Research, Ale, (412411) Pune , Maharashtra, India

ABSTRACT

A.floating-bioadhesive drug delivery system exhibiting a unique combination of floatation and bioadhesion to prolong residence in the stomach. It is useful for the successful development of controlled release formulation along with various features to provide a way of successful drug delivery system. Controlled release (CR) dosage forms have been extensively used to improve therapy with several important drugs. Incorporation of the drug in a controlled release gastro-retentive dosage forms (CR-GRDF) which can remain in the gastric region for several hours would significantly prolong the gastric residence time of drugs and improve bioavailability, reduce drug waste, and enhance the solubility of drugs that are less soluble in high pH environment. Several approaches are currently utilized in the prolongation of the GRT, including floating drug delivery systems (FDDS), swelling and expanding systems, polymeric bioadhesive systems, high-density systems, modified-shape systems and other delayed gastric emptying devices. The floating drug delivery systems are considerably easy and logical approach. An attempt has been made in this review article to introduce the combinational approaches of gastroretention.

Keywords: Gastric retention time, bioadhesive tablets, floating drug delivery systems.


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