DOI: 10.21276/ajptr
Mon, 25 Mar 2019

Buccal Patches: Boon To Oral Drug Delivery System


Sanket Sharma*1, R. Yogananda1

1.Department of Pharmaceutics, SJM College of Pharmacy, Chitradurga, Karnataka, India



Buccal administration of drug provides a convenient route of administration for both systemic and local drug actions. The preferred site for retentive oral transmucosal delivery systems and for sustained and controlled release delivery device is the buccal mucosa. Rapid developments in the field of molecular biology and gene technology resulted in generation of many macromolecular drugs including peptides, proteins, polysaccharides and nucleic acids in great number possessing superior pharmacological efficacy with site specificity and devoid of untoward and toxic effects. However, the main impediment for the oral delivery of such drugs as potential therapeutic agents is their extensive presystemic metabolism, instability in acidic environment resulting into inadequate and erratic oral absorption. Direct access to the systemic circulation through the internal jugular vein bypasses drug from the hepatic first pass metabolism leading to high bioavailability. The objective of this article is to review the developments in buccal adhesive drug delivery system as patches.

Keywords: Buccal mucosa, buccal patches, mucoadhesion, permeation.

[PDF]   Viewed: 2483   Downloaded: 490
  • Call for paper

    American Journal of PharmTech Research (AJPTR) is a peer-reviewed, bimonthly official international journal allowing access to abstracts and full-text.



  • Email & SMS Alerts

    Email/SMS alert system is one of the key features and gives update information about the submitted manuscript.


  • Article Statastics

    American Journal of PharmTech Research (AJPTR) provides unique facility for authors to know popularity of articles on basis of numbers of PDF download and views. It will display in tabulated format.

  • Online Submission

    American Journal of PharmTech Research (AJPTR) is one of the International open access journal devoted to various disciplines in science and technology.


web counter
web counter