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Journal :   Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology

Volume No. :   3

Issue No. :  3

Year :  2010

Pages :   676-681

ISSN Print :  0974-3618

ISSN Online :  0974-360X


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Buccal Mucosa as a Site for Drug Delivery



Address:   Rajashree S Masareddy*, Mac R Kella, Amol B Kokate and Kiran Suryadevara
Dept of Pharmaceutics, KLE University, Belgaum, (Karnataka), 590010
*Corresponding Author
DOI No: Not Available

ABSTRACT:
Buccal delivery of the drug with the help of mucoadhesive polymers has been extensively studied. There are various advantages of administering drug by this route. This review highlights the use of mucoadhesive polymers in buccal drug delivery along with the permeation enhancers and their mechanism. The article starts with the review of oral mucosa followed by theories of mucoadhesion, with a note on bioadhesive polymers and permeation enhancers, along with it covering the various factors affecting the drug delivery by this route and finally describing about the various kinds of dosage forms that can be administered by this route.
KEYWORDS:
Oral Mucosa, Muccoadhesion, Buccal Tablets, Buccal Patches.
Cite:
Rajashree S Masareddy, Mac R Kella, Amol B Kokate, Kiran Suryadevara. Buccal Mucosa as a Site for Drug Delivery. Research J. Pharm. and Tech.3 (3): July-Sept. 2010; Page 676-681.
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