ADVANCES IN GRDDS: RAFT FORMING SYSTEM A REVIEW

Dhaval N Bhavsar

Abstract


In recent years several advancement has been made in research and development of Gastro retentive drug delivery system to overcome the drawback of non-site specificity when drug administered orally. In order to understand various physiological difficulties to achieve gastric retention, we have summarized important factors controlling gastric retention time. We have reviewed various gastro retentive approaches designed and developed until now i.e. floating drug dosage systems (FDDS), swelling or expanding systems, mucoadhesive systems, high density system, Raft forming system, magnetic systems. Among these systems, the review summarizes the special focus on raft forming approach which comes under floating drug delivery system. Raft system incorporates alginate gels which have carbonate components react with gastric acid causes bubbles and this enables floating. Finally, Evaluation, advantages, disadvantages, future potential and marketed preparation of raft forming approach in gastro retentive drug delivery systems were covered.


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