Journal :   Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology

Volume No. :   2

Issue No. :  3

Year :  2009

Pages :   426-432

ISSN Print :  0974-3618

ISSN Online :  0974-360X


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Vagina: An Ideal Site for Drug Delivery



Address:   Patel Geeta M1*and Patel Madhabhai M2
1Dept. of Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Tech. , S. K. Patel College of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Ganpat University, Kherva-382711. Gujarat, India.
2Kalol Institute of Pharmacy, Kalol . Gujarat, India
*Corresponding Author
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ABSTRACT:
Exhaustive efforts have been made toward the administration of drugs, via alternative routes, that are poorly absorbed after the oral administration. However, successful delivery of drugs through the vagina remains a challenge, primarily due to the poor absorption across the vaginal epithelium. Modern technology has yielded vaginal drug-delivery systems that provide optimized pharmacokinetic profiles. These characteristics make the vagina an excellent route for drug administration. The vagina allows women to self-administer medication continuously for weeks or months at a time with a single application. The purpose of this communication is to provide the reader with a summary of advances made in the field of vaginal drug delivery.
KEYWORDS:
Vagina, Vaginal defense, Drug delivery system, First pass effect, Self-administer medication.
Cite:
Patel Geeta M, Patel Madhabhai M. Vagina: An Ideal Site for Drug Delivery. Research J. Pharm. and Tech.2 (3): July-Sept. 2009,;Page 426-432.
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