DOI: 10.21276/ajptr
Tue, 21 May 2019

Overview On Floating Drug Delivery System


Srujana Katta, Mettu Srikanth Reddy, N. G. Raghavendra Rao*

1.PG Department of Pharmaceutics, Jyothishmathi Institute of Pharmaceutical Science, Thimmapur, Karimnagar - 505481, AP. India.




The purpose of writing this review on floating drug delivery systems (FDDS) was to compile the recent literature with special focus on the principal mechanism of floatation to achieve gastric retention. The aim of writing this review on gastro retentive and floating drug delivery system was to compile the new literature with the principle mechanism of floatation to acquired gastric retention. The methodologies used in the development of FDDS by formulating effervescent and non effervescent floating tablets based on buoyancy mechanism. FDDS are of particular interest for drugs that are locally active and have narrow absorption window in stomach or upper small intestine, unstable in the intestinal or colonic environment, and exhibit low solubility at high pH values. This review article is in pursuit of giving detailed information on the pharmaceutical basis of their design, classification, advantages, in vitro evaluation parameters. Controlled release (CR) dosage forms have been extensively used to improve therapy with several important drugs. The recent developments of floating drug delivery systems (FDDS) including the physiological and formulation variables affecting gastric retention, approaches to design single-unit and multiple-unit floating systems, and their classification and formulation aspects are covered in detail. This review also summarizes the in vitro techniques, in vivo studies to evaluate the performance and application of floating systems. Floating dosage form can be prepared as tablets, capsules by adding suitable ingredients as well as by adding gas generating agent. In this review various techniques used in floating dosage forms along with current & recent developments of stomach specific floating drug delivery system for gastro retention are discussed.

Keywords: Floating drug delivery systems, mechanism, single unit, multiple units, evaluation Method.



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