1Principal, Arunai College of pharmacy, Tiruvannamalai, Tamilnadu, India.
1*Assistant professor, Department of pharmaceutics, Arunai College of pharmacy, Tiruvannamalai, Tamilnadu, India.
2B.pharmacy final year Student, Arunai College of pharmacy, Tiruvannamalai, Tamilnadu, India.
Polymers have been successfully employed in the formulation of solid, liquid and semisolid dosage forms and are specifically useful in the design of modified release drug delivery system. Both synthetic and natural polymers have been investigated extensively for this purpose, but the use of natural polymers for pharmaceutical applications is attractive because they are economical, readily available, non toxic, and capable of chemical modifications, potentially biodegradable and with few exceptions, also biocompatible. One of the most remarkable and useful features of a polymers swelling ability manifests itself when that swelling can be triggered by a change in the environment surrounding the delivery system. This review mainly put emphasis on description of various natural polymers used in drug delivery development process. Polymers are macromolecules which are composed of structurally similar repeated units of monomers. Natural polymers are the ones that are obtained from natural origins like plants, animals or micro-organism. Natural polymers are widely used in pharmaceutical and biochemical industries and their applications are growing at the fast pace as the basic knowledge of polymers helps us to know the function of drug product and also to develop new formulation or better delivery system.
Balasundaresan M, Senthil Kumar S. K, Ramana A, A Review Of Selective Natural Polymers Used In Pharmaceutical Formulations, Int. J. in Pharm. Sci., 2023, Vol 1, Issue 9, 1-16. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.8311826