Journal: Journal of Pharmacy Research

Article Id: JPRS-PCS-0000570
Title: Transdermal Drug Delivery: A Novel Approach to Skin Permeation
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Review Article
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    Transdermal therapeutic systems, or transdermal patches, facilitate controlled release of active ingredients through the skin and into the systemic circulation. Drugs administered through such systems escape first pass metabolism and steady state is maintained similar to a continuous intravenous infusion for up to several days.The transdermal route of drug delivery has attracted researchers due to many biomedical advantages associated with it. However, excellent impervious nature of skin is the greatest challenge that has to be overcome for successfully delivering drug molecules to the systemic circulation by this route. Few pharmacologically active substances can currently be administered through transdermal patches and production is technically demanding. Research is ongoing to improve the systems and expand the indications. This article gives a brief overview over principles behind transdermal drug delivery, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of transdermal therapeutic systems and the recent innovations in the field of transdermal drug delivery.

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    Author(s) Name:

    Mohit Soni,Sandeep Kumar and Dr. G.D. Gupta

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    a Department of Pharmaceutics, ASBASJSM College of Pharmacy,Bela, Ropar, (Punjab) 140111 INDIA


    Received on: 07-03-2009; Accepted on: 29-06-2009

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    Author:

    Mohit Soni,Sandeep Kumar and Dr. G.D. Gupta

    Title:Transdermal Drug Delivery: A Novel Approach to Skin Permeation
    Journal:Journal of Pharmacy Research
    Vol(issue):2 (August)
    Year:2009
    Page No: (1184-1190)
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    Methodology:permeability.
    Research Materials:Transdermal,

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Transdermal skin permeability.

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