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An Overview on Various Approaches and Recent Patents on Buccal Drug Delivery Systems

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Monika Targhotra* and Meenakshi Kanwar Chauhan   Pages 1 - 10 ( 10 )

Abstract:


Background: Buccal delivery is an alluring course of organization for fundamental medication conveyance and it leads direct access to the systemic flow through the interior jugular vein sidesteps drugs from the hepatic first-pass digestion gives high bioavailability.

Objective: This article aims at buccal medication conveyance by discussing the structure and condition of the oral mucosa and the novel strategies utilized in evaluating buccal medication ingestion.

Methods: This review highlights the various pharmaceutical approaches for buccal delivery such as buccal tablets, buccal lozenges, buccal micro/nanoparticle, wafer and semisolid dosage forms like chewing gums, buccal patch, buccal gel or ointment and some buccal liquid dosage forms like buccal solutions and buccal sprays and recent patents filed or granted for these approaches.

Results: Recently, some patents are also reported where a combination of various approaches is being employed to achieve very effective mucosal delivery. The various patent search sites were used to collect and analyze the information on buccal drug delivery systems.

Conclusion: The present study provides valuable information, advantages, limitations and future outlook of various buccal drug delivery systems.

Keywords:

buccal delivery, oral mucosa, permeation, sublingual, bioadhesive polymers, mucoadhesion.

Affiliation:

NDDS Research Laboratory, Department of Pharmaceutics, Delhi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research, DPSR-University, Pushp Vihar, Sec 3, New Delhi, NDDS Research Laboratory, Department of Pharmaceutics, Delhi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research, DPSR-University, Pushp Vihar, Sec 3, New Delhi



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