drug delivery has emerged as an advanced alternative to the traditional
tablets, capsules and liquids often associated with prescription and
in size, shape and thickness to a postage stamp, thin-film strips are
typically prepared using hydrophilic polymers for oral administration,
with the user placing the strip on or under the tongue or along the
inside of the cheek where saliva serves to rapidly dissolve the dosage
drug delivery option also allows the medication to bypass the first
pass metabolism, thereby giving the medication significantly more
bioavailability than conventional tablet dosage forms. Films alleviate
the danger/fear of choking, are easy to handle and administer, have a
pleasant mouthfeel and taste and are straightforward to manufacture.
They offer the combined advantages of ease and convenience of dosing in
the absence of water, anytime, anywhere.