STRATEGIES AND PROSPECTS OF NASAL DRUG DELIVERY SYSTEMSAbstract
The recent advancement of nasal drug delivery systems has increased enormously and is gaining significant importance. Intranasal therapy has been an accepted form of treatment in the Ayurvedic system of Indian Medicine. The non-invasive delivery of nasal drug delivery systems made to exploit for the development of successful treatment. The advantages, disadvantages, mechanism of action and application of nasal drug delivery system in local delivery, systematic delivery, nasal vaccines and CNS delivery are explained lucidly. The relevant aspects of biological, physicochemical and pharmaceutical factors of nasal cavity that must be considered during the process of discovery and development of new drugs for nasal delivery as well as in their incorporation into appropriate nasal pharmaceutical formulations are also discussed. Nasal route is more suitable for those drugs which cannot be administered orally due to gastric degradation or hepatic first pass metabolism of the drug. Intranasal drug delivery is found much promising route for administration of peptides and protein drugs. Much has been investigated and much more are to be investigated for the recent advancement of nasal drug delivery systems.
Gannu Praveen Kumar*, S. Kiran
Prof and Head, Department of Pharmaceutics, ST. Peters Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2-4-1211, Vidhyanagar, Hanamkonda,Warangal – 506001 , Andhra Pradesh, India
30 October, 2011
02 December, 2011
05 February, 2012