Volume No. :   5

Issue No. :  3

Year :  2013

ISSN Print :  0975-234X

ISSN Online :  0975-4377


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Pulsatile Drug Delivery System: A Promising Delivery System

Address:   Pragya Baghel*, Amit Roy, Shashikant Chandrakar, Sanjib Bahadur
Columbia Institute of Pharmacy, Vil. Tekari, Near Vidhan Sabha, Raipur (C.G) 493 111
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Pulsatile drug delivery system is nowadays gaining a lot of interest as they deliver the drug at right site of action at the right time and in the right amount. These systems are designed according to the circadian rhythm of the body, and the drug is released rapidly and completely as a pulse after a lag time. Products follow the sigmoid release profile characterized by a time period. Theses follow chronopharmacological behavior, where nocturnal dosing is required, and for drugs that show the first-pass effect. Various systems like capsular system, osmotic system, and single multiple unit system based on the use of soluble or erodible polymer coating and use of rupturable membrane. Diseases where in PDDS are promising include asthma, peptic ulcers, cardiovascular ailments, arthritis and attention deficit syndrome in children and hypercholesterolemia.
Pulsatile drug delivery, Chronopharmacology, Circadian Rhythm, Sigmoidal Release
Pragya Baghel, Amit Roy, Shashikant Chandrakar, Sanjib Bahadur. Pulsatile Drug Delivery System: A Promising Delivery System. Research J. Pharma. Dosage Forms and Tech. 2013; 5(3): 111-114.
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