Narendra V*1, Hindustan Abdul Ahad1, Tanveer DM1, Sirish C2
1Department of Pharmaceutics, Balaji College of Pharmacy, Ananthapuramu, AP, India
2Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, BITS, Pilani, Rajasthan, India
The most popular oral solid dosage forms are tablets and capsules. Many patients find it difficult to swallow tablets and hard gelatin capsules particularly pediatric and geriatric patients and do not take their medicines as prescribed because difficulty in swallowing. To overcome these difficulties, several fast dissolving drug delivery systems have been developed. Fast dissolving oral film is relatively a new dosage form in which thin film is prepared using hydrophilic polymers, which rapidly dissolves on tongue or buccal cavity. An ideal film should be prepared by using different ingredients. A study on different polymers, sweeteners, plasticizers, solubilizers used for fast dissolving oral films are done.
Keywords: Polymers, sweeteners, plasticizers, solubilizers