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FAST DISSOLVING THIN STRIPS: AN EMERGING WAY FOR ORAL DRUG DELIVERY

Anjali Joshi* and Ganesh Kumar

Various pharmaceutical dosage form are present in the market but all of the dosage forms possess some drawback most common is patient incompliance which is seen in all age groups. So from last few years focus is done on developing such dosage form which enhances safety, efficacy and patient compliance. In this manner, in late 1970 fast-dissolving drug delivery system came in existence which includes Fast dissolving tablets and fast dissolving thin strips means those dosage form which dissolves in the oral cavity when came in contact with saliva. Fast dissolving thin strips have various advantages over fast dissolving tablets like flexibility and no risk of choking so fast dissolving thin strips is suitable for pediatric, geriatrics and dysphasic patients which face difficulty in swallowing. Various methods have been employed in formulating Fast-dissolving thin strips but most preferred is solvent casting method in which hydrophilic polymers (natural & synthetic) along with other excipients are used. Fast dissolving thin strips have potential to enhance business and its market utilization because of their various advantages over fast dissolving tablets. The main aim of the present review is to focus on fast dissolving thin strips advantages, its types, composition, a method of preparation and evaluation. Keywords:-Fast dissolving thin strips (FDTS), Dysphasic, Bioavailability, Solvent casting.

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