Review Article | Volume : 1 Issue : 5, July 2011

A comprehensive review on fast dissolving tablet technology

V.Dinesh kumarIra Sharma Vipin Sharma   

Open Access   


Oral delivery is currently the gold standard in the pharmaceutical industry where it is regarded as the safest, most convenient and most economical method of drug delivery having the highest patient compliance. Fast dissolving tablets (FDTs) have received ever-increasing demand during the last decade, and the field has become a rapidly growing area in the pharmaceutical industry. Upon introduction into the mouth, these tablets dissolve or disintegrate in the mouth in the absence of additional water for easy administration of active pharmaceutical ingredients. The popularity and usefulness of the formulation resulted in development of several FDT technologies. Fast- or mouth dissolving tablets have been formulated for pediatric, geriatric, and bedridden patients and for active patients who are busy and traveling and may not have access to water. This review describes the various formulation aspects, disintegrants employed and technologies developed for FDTs, patent formulation, evaluation tests, and marketed formulations.

Keyword:     Fast Dissolving tablet Desired Characteristics Man

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