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A REVIEW: MASKING OF TASTE UNIQUE APPROACHES FOR BITTER DRUG

Shelke M. M.*, Bidkar S. J. and G. Y. Dama

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More than 50% of pharmaceutical products are orally administered for several Reasons and undesirable taste is one of the important formulation problems that is Encountered with such oral products. Taste of a pharmaceutical product is an important parameter governing compliance. Hence taste masking of oral Pharmaceuticals has become important tool to improve patient compliance and the Quality of treatment especially in paediatrics. Different methods have been suggested for Masking of taste of bitter drugs, which includes, coating of drug particles with inert agents, taste masking by formation of inclusion complexes, molecular complexes of drug with other chemicals, solid dispersion system, microencapsulation, multiple emulsions, using liposome's, Prodrugs and mass extrusion method but ion exchange resin is one of most extensively Used method to overcome this problem. Ion-exchange resins (IER) have received considerable attention from pharmaceutical scientists because of their versatile properties as drug-delivery vehicles.

Keywords: Taste, taste masking, oral pharmaceuticals, Bitter drugs, Ion exchange resin, Taste masking technology


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