Journal: Journal of Pharmacy Research

Article Id: JPRS-PCS-0000539
Title: Taste Masking Methods and Techniques in Oral Pharmaceuticals: Current Perspectives
Category: Pharmaceutics
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    Undesirable taste is one of several important formulation problems that are encountered with certain drugs. The problem of bitter and obnoxious taste of is a challenge to the pharmacist in the present scenario. Taste is an important parameter governing compliance. Several oral pharmaceuticals and bulking agents have unpleasant, bitter-tasting components. In numerous cases, the bitter taste modality is an undesirable trait of the product or formulations and can considerably affect its acceptability by consumers. Bitter characteristics found in such systems have been eliminated or minimized by various known processes, but no universally applicable technology for bitterness inhibition has ever been recognized. The desire of improved palatability in these products has prompted the development of numerous formulations with improved performance and acceptability. This paper reviews different methods are available to mask undesirable taste of the drugs, with the applications. Popular approaches in the development of taste masking are based on coating, solid dispersion system and ion exchange resin.

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    Vijay D. Wagh * Shyam V. Ghadlinge

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    Department of Pharmaceutics, Y. B. Chavan College of Pharmacy, Dr. Rafiq Zakaria Campus, P. B. No 33, Rouza Bagh, AURANGABAD-431001, M.S.


    Received on: 17-02-2009; Accepted on: 19-04-2009

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    Author:

    Vijay D. Wagh * Shyam V. Ghadlinge

    Title:Taste Masking Methods and Techniques in Oral Pharmaceuticals: Current Perspectives
    Journal:Journal of Pharmacy Research
    Vol(issue):2 (June)
    Year:2009
    Page No: (1049-1054)
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    Methodology:Taste masking, methods, techniques, evaluation
    Research Materials:Oral pharmaceuticals

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Taste masking methods techniques evaluation oral pharmaceuticals

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