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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2020, Volume : 13, Issue : 6
First page : ( 2985) Last page : ( 2991)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2020.00528.4

Mini Tablets: Pediatric Drug Delivery System

Bhuvaneshwari S, Umashankar M S*, Damodharan N

Department of Pharmaceutics, SRM College of Pharmacy, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur-603203

*Corresponding Author E-mail: umashankarms.umashankar1@gmail.com

Online published on 4 July, 2020.

Abstract

Mini tablets constitute a solid dosage form and are more than one-unit dosage, they are advantageous than pellets or another oral dosage forms and greater when given to children and elderly human beings as they may be at ease to swallow. Amongst all MUDFs, mini tablets provide several benefits like they do not require any solvent for their manufacturing, can be coated reproducibly, and also requires much less coating material. Additionally, there's a brilliant flexibility during their formulation development. Dose dumping and local infection may be prevented with the aid of the use of mini tablets. Child differs from grown-up in pharmacotherapy, together with abilities for drug administration, medication-related toxicity, and taste preference. It is vital that pediatric medicines are formulated to foremost acceptable with child's age, size, physiologic conditions remedy requirements development are important and the research of latest methods to deliver drugs tends to enhance compliance, convenience and pharmacokinetic. Further, recommended that small sized solid dosage forms or orally disintegrating stable dosage forms have to be preferred. Their small size permits them to be nicely distributed alongside the gastrointestinal tract enhancing the bioavailability even as decreasing region drug attention, risk of toxicity and side effects.

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Keywords

Mini tablets, Pediatrics, Bioavailability.

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