Fast Dissolving Tablets: Better Option for Pediatrics and Geriatrics

  • Rada Santosh Kumar GITAM Institute of Pharmacy, GITAM (Deemed To Be University) Rushikonda, Visakhapatnam-530045, Andhra Pradesh, India.
  • Neethu sankar B. GITAM Institute of Pharmacy, GITAM (Deemed To Be University) Rushikonda, Visakhapatnam-530045, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Abstract

Fast dissolving tablets are getting more importance as it has advantages over conventional tablets and liquid dosage form. Problems like dysphasia, swallowing, shocking are not seen with fast dissolving tablets. As it mixes rapidly as comes in contact with saliva. Direct compression method is the most common, simple, less step and low cost methods. Fast dissolving tablets preparation i.e based on many techniques like spray drying, sublimation, melt granulation, lyophilization, mass extrusion etc and by addition of superdisintegrant. In the review paper we are going to discuss regarding fast dissolving tablets, their preparation and evaluation methods.


Keywords: Fast dissolving tablets, Direct compression, first pass metabolism

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Author Biographies

Rada Santosh Kumar, GITAM Institute of Pharmacy, GITAM (Deemed To Be University) Rushikonda, Visakhapatnam-530045, Andhra Pradesh, India.

GITAM Institute of Pharmacy, GITAM (Deemed To Be University) Rushikonda, Visakhapatnam-530045, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Neethu sankar B., GITAM Institute of Pharmacy, GITAM (Deemed To Be University) Rushikonda, Visakhapatnam-530045, Andhra Pradesh, India.

GITAM Institute of Pharmacy, GITAM (Deemed To Be University) Rushikonda, Visakhapatnam-530045, Andhra Pradesh, India.

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Santosh Kumar R, B. N sankar. Fast Dissolving Tablets: Better Option for Pediatrics and Geriatrics. JDDT [Internet]. 4Nov.2019 [cited 29Oct.2020];9(4-A):831-4. Available from: http://www.jddtonline.info/index.php/jddt/article/view/3689