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Abstract

A REVIEW ON MEDICATED LOLLIPOPS FOR PAEDIATRICS: A NEW DOSAGE FORM

Dhairyasheel Gund*, Tushar Humbe, Prof. Vijaya Barge, Prof. Amit Kasabe and Dr. Ashok Bhosale

ABSTRACT

A lollipop is a type of sugar sweet normally consisting of hard candy set up on a stick for sucking or licking. Lollipops are to be had in lots of flavors and shapes. Alternative name’s: Lolly, sucker, sticky-pop. There are several dosage in the market, there may be a need for extra dosage form which acts efficiency and locally as well as systematically. The advantages of the existing research is increased retention time of the dosage shape in oral hollowspace and increased bioavailability, reduction in gastric inflammation via passing first metabolism. Lollipops are flavoured medicated dosage form intended to be sucked and held in the mouth or pharynx containing one or extra medicaments generally inside the sweetened base. The traditional dosage like pills, drugs, syrups etc are inconvenient for paediatric patients due to hard to swallow capsules and capsules or unpleasant taste of drug. Medicated lollipop is designed to improve patient compliance, acceptability and increase oral retention time. The lollipops had been prepared by means of heating and congealing technique the usage of polymer. Lollipops are available in some of colorings and flavours, especially fruit flavours.

Keywords: Paediatrics, Medicated lollipop, Heating, Congealing method.


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