Fast dissolving oral films (FDOFs) are the most advanced form of oral solid dosage form due to more flexibility and comfort. Mouth dissolving film becomes a novel approach to oral drug delivery system as it provides convenience and ease of use over other dosage forms such as orally disintegrating tablets buccal tablets and sublingual tablets, so mouth dissolving films are gaining the interest of large number of pharmaceutical industries. This technology evolved over the past few years from the confection and oral care markets in the form of breath strips and became a novel and widely accepted form by consumers, so OFDFs are gaining the interest of large number of pharmaceutical industries. The film overcome the danger/fear of choking. An ideal film should have the properties like pleasant taste, high stability, ease of handling and administration, no water necessary for application. Fast Dissolving Drug Delivery System serve as major benefit over the conventional dosage forms since the drug get rapidly disintegrator and dissolves in the saliva without the use of water. In spite the downside i.e lack of immediate onset of action; these oral dosage forms have beneficial purposes such as self medication, increased compliance, ease of manufacturing and lack of pain. Hence Fast Disintegrating Tablet (FDT) technology has been gaining significance now-a-days with wide variety of drugs serving many purposes. Fast Disintegrating Tablets (FDT) has ever increased their demand in the last decade since they disintegrate in saliva in less than 60 seconds.
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Bhagat B.V., Darkunde S. Orodispersible Film: A Novel Drug Delivery System. Research J. Pharm. and Tech. 7(10): Oct. 2014 Page 1196-1200.