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Journal :   Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology

Volume No. :   6

Issue No. :  7

Year :  2013

Pages :   706-710

ISSN Print :  0974-3618

ISSN Online :  0974-360X


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Floating Drug Delivery Approaches for Prolonged Gastric Retention



Address:   Ch. Naga Laxmi*, M. Ganga Bhavani, V. Krishna Prasad, K. Swathi, K. Naga Raju, M. Chinna Eswaraiah
Department of Pharmaceutics, Anurag Pharmacy College, Ananthagiri (V), Kodad (M), Nalgonda (Dist.), Andhra Pradesh, India.
*Corresponding Author
DOI No: Not Available

ABSTRACT:
Floating drug delivery systems are promising dosage forms to get prolonged drug release in gastric environment. These are hydro dynamically balanced systems which remains floatable in stomach contents. Most of the drugs are orally less efficient when they are present in intestinal and colonic environment. Floating systems offer the benefits for such type of drugs. The present review briefly explains the advantages and disadvantages of floating systems. This article mainly explains about different approaches for gastric retention and types of floating drug delivery systems. This review exclusively gives the different approaches for floating of dosage forms in gastric contents.
KEYWORDS:
Floating drug delivery, Gastric retention, Buoyancy, Hydro dynamically balanced systems.
Cite:
Ch. Naga Laxmi, M. Ganga Bhavani, V. Krishna Prasad, K. Swathi, K. Naga Raju, M. Chinna Eswaraiah. Floating Drug Delivery Approaches for Prolonged Gastric Retention. Research J. Pharm. and Tech 6(7): July 2013; Page 706-710.
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