Vol. 4, Issue 1 (2015)
A review on transdermal drug delivery system
Chetan Ghulaxe, Rameshwar Verma
Transdermal drug delivery systems are topically administered medicaments. Transdermal patches are pharmaceutical preparation of varying sizes, containing, one or more active ingredient, intended to be applied to the unbroken skin in order to deliver the active ingredient to the systemic circulation after passing through the skin barriers, and it avoid first pass effect. An advantage of a transdermal drug delivery route over other types of medication delivery such as oral, topical, intravenous, intramuscular, etc. is that the patch provides a controlled release of the medication into the patient, usually through either a porous membrane covering a reservoir of medication or through body heat melting thin layers of medication embedded in the adhesive. The present investigation was aimed to formulate transdermal films incorporating herbal drug components. Hence turning to safe, effective and time-tested Ayurvedic herbal drug formulation would be a preferable option. With this view transdermal films incorporating herbal drug components. Overall, it was observed that the well-known ayurvedic drugs have been found to be effective through modern pharmaceutical formulation techniques.
How to cite this article:
Chetan Ghulaxe, Rameshwar Verma. A review on transdermal drug delivery system. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2015; 4(1): 37-43.