International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 1, Issue 6, Part A (2015)
Sustained release technologies: A review
An appropriately designed controlled release drug delivery system can be a major advance towards solving problems concerning the targeting of a drug to a specific organ or tissue and controlling the rate of drug delivery to the target site. The development of oral controlled release system has been a challenge to formulation scientist due to their inability to restrain and localize the system at targeted areas of the gastrointestinal tract. Matrix type drug delivery system is an interesting and promising option when developing an oral controlled release system. Availability of wide variety of polymers and frequent dosing intervals helps the formulation scientist to develop sustained/controlled release products. Oral Sustained release (S.R)/Controlled release (C.R) products provide an advantage over conventional dosage forms by optimizing bio-pharmaceutics, pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamics properties of drugs in such a way that it reduces dosing frequency to an extent that once daily dose is sufficient for therapeutic management through uniform plasma concentration providing maximum utility of drug with reduction in local and systemic side effects and cure or control condition in shortest possible time by smallest quantity of drug to assure greater patient compliance. This review describes the various factors influencing the design and performance of sustained/controlled release products along with suitable illustrations.
How to cite this article:
Vimal Mohan Pandey, Deepak Singh. Sustained release technologies: A review. Int J Appl Res 2015;1(6):10-20.