Chapter 5

Patent Innovations in Fast Dissolving/ Disintegrating Dosage Forms

Kalpana Nagpal, Shailendra K. Singh and D. N. Mishra

Abstract

The conventional oral drug delivery system, in spite of ease of administration and convenience of therapy, is associated with certain limitations especially for paediatrics, geriatrics, unconscious and travelling patients. To make the safe and effective usage of drugs, fast dissolving/disintegrating dosage forms (FDDFs) serves as an effective approach for rapid delivery of drugs. The present chapter is an effort to describe the various aspects of FDDFs including the different patented products and technologies, which are either commercially available in the market or in development pipeline. A systematic study of various patents related to formulation, packaging and evaluation of FDDFs is also provided. Thus, this chapter provides most comprehensive insights on different FDDFs technologies through their patents and innovative steps described therein.

Total Pages: 119-174 (56)

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