FORMULATION AND EVALUATION OF HERBAL ORAL MEDICATED JELLIES OF GLYCYRRHIZA AND SPEARMINT
Samiksha Dilipkumar Jayswal*, Nirmala Chhitarmal Kumawat, Shivani Kailas Jaiswal, Vaishnavi Parashuram Kandhare, Sulbha Patil and Dr. S. P. Pawar
In the current advancement in drug delivery, oral route remains the convenient and preferred route for the administration of drug to achieve better therapeutic advantages, which leads to patient compliance. Now-a-days, jellies candies are easily accepted by children with full dentition as they enjoy the taste and the chewing property of the jellies because they are often flavoured with fruit juices and extracts. Most of the patient with dysphagia would chocked by water during administration liquid formulation with high viscosity which should be eliminated, thus it has been develop to develop such type of pharmaceutical preparations. Recent development of oral medicated jelly is one of the novel approach, aims to improve safety and efficacy. The formulations can easily accepted by patient with dysphagia, paediatric and geriatric patients, hence patient compliant dosage form proves beneficial over conventional ones. The aim of this review is to addresses briefly about its advantages, disadvantages, gelling agents, excipients, method for preparation, evaluation parameters and its significance over conventional form of drugs. Oral medicated jelly composed of Glycyrrhiza and Spearmint for the most part has a mouth refreshing properties as nicely as its kind of is antitussive, cough suppresant and also kind of treats essentially GIT upset, which is quite significant.
Keywords: Oral medicated jelly, oral route, patient compliance, gelling agent, dysphagia, antitussive, GIT upset, mouth freshener, cough suppressant, glycyrrhiza, spearmint.
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