Volume No. :   2

Issue No. :  4

Year :  2012

ISSN Print :  2231-5640

ISSN Online :  2231-5659


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Medicated Chewing Gum: Modern Approach to Mucosal Drug Delivery



Address:   Mohan A. Ughade*, Suraj R. Wasankar, Abhishek D. Deshmukh, Rahul M. Burghate, Kshitij B. Makeshwar
Vidyabharti College of Pharmacy, Camp Road, Amravati, Maharashtra, 444602
*Corresponding Author
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ABSTRACT:
In recent years scientific and technological advancements have been made in the research and development of oral drug delivery system. It offers various advantages over conventional drug delivery systems. Unlike chewable tablets medicated gums are not supposed to be swallowed and may be removed from the site of application without resorting to invasive means. Over the years, patient convenience and patient compliance-oriented research in the field of drug delivery has resulted in bringing out potential innovative drug delivery options. Out of which, medicated chewing gum (MCG) offers a highly convenient patient-compliant way of dosing medications, not only for special population groups with swallowing difficulties such as children and the elderly, but also for the general population, including the young generation. Medicated chewing gum delivery system is convenient, easy to administer - anywhere, anytime - and is pleasantly tasting making it patient acceptable. It offers a wide range of advantages that make it an excellent alternative. It can be used to prevent or cure the dental caries, smoking cessation, pain, obesity, xerostoma, acidity, diabetes etc.
KEYWORDS:
Medicated chewing gum, invasive, xerostoma, smoking cessation.
Cite:
Mohan A. Ughade, Suraj R. Wasankar, Abhishek D. Deshmukh, Rahul M. Burghate, Kshitij B. Makeshwar . Medicated Chewing Gum: Modern Approach to Mucosal Drug Delivery. Asian J. Res. Pharm. Sci. 2(4): Oct.-Dec. 2012; Page 150-159.
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