FAST DISSOLVING TABLETS (FDTs): CURRENT STATUS, NEW MARKET OPPORTUNITIES, RECENT ADVANCES IN MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGIES AND FUTURE PROSPECTS
Keywords:Fast dissolving tablets, Patented technologies, Development approaches, Taste masking approaches, Mechanism of disintegration, Future prospects and research trends
Fast dissolving tablet technology is a topic of current interest in pharmacy and therapeutics.
Tablet swallowing difficulty primarily affects the geriatric and paediatric populations whereas unpalatable taste of drugs leads to patient non-compliance. Swallowing problems also are common in young individuals because of their underdeveloped muscular and nervous systems. Fast Dissolving Tablets (FDTs) are one of the fruitful results of continuous technological advancements in the pharmaceutical industry. FD tablets play a major ro