DEVELOPMENT OF PHARMACEUTICAL FOAM BASED TOPICAL DRUG DELIVERY SYSTEM
Journal: Journal of Biopharmaceutics Sciences (JBS)
Author: Meghana S. Kamble, Sandhya P. Sutar, Saurabh A. Shinde, Pravin D. Chaudhari, Ashok V. Bhosale, Basavaraj K. Nanjwade
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Topical drug delivery remains the popular choice of treatment for most of the dermatological diseases. Although the semisolids and liquids remains the choice of dosage forms, there is need of improved drug delivery systems which can be easily applied to areas where application of conventional dosage forms is difficult. Topical foams are novel carriers for such applications and gaining popularity due to their stable, non-toxic, non-irritant nature and ease of application. The foams consist of an emulsion in pressurized container with propellant gas for cosmetic and dermatological uses. The aim of this article is to review the formulation and characterization of foam-based drug delivery.