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Abstract

Floating Drug Delivery Systems : Need And Development

Author(s): P. G Yeole, Shagufta Khan, V. F Patel

Recent scientific and patent literature shows increased interest in academics and industrial research groups regarding the novel dosage forms that can be retained in the stomach for a prolonged and predictable period of time. One of the most feasible approaches for achieving a prolonged and predictable dug delivery profiles in the gastrointestinal tract is to control the gastric residence time, using gastroretentive dosage forms that will provide us with new and important therapeutic options. From the formulation and technological point of view, the floating drug delivery system is considerably easy and logical approach. An attempt has been made in this review article to introduce the readers to the current technological developments in floating drug delivery system.