• Ashish Jain School of Pharmacy, LNCT University, Kolar Road, Bhopal, M.P., India
  • Harish C Ahirwar Sagar Institute of Pharmacy and Technology, Bhopal, M.P., India
  • Shivam Tayal Sagar Institute of Pharmacy and Technology, Bhopal, M.P., India
  • Pradeep K. Mohanty School of Pharmacy, LNCT University, Kolar Road, Bhopal, M.P., India


Fast-dissolving oral films have emerged as alternative dosage forms for the patients who experience difficulties in swallowing traditional oral solid dosage forms such as tablets, capsules, and syrups etc.   These dosage forms disintegrate or dissolve very quickly within seconds when placed in the mouth cavity without need of water or chewing. Due to fast dissolution it provide faster onset of action, bypassing the first pass metabolism, reducing gastric degradation and metabolism of drugs and thus enhance their oral bioavailability. These properties of oral films with patient convenience and compliance made popular and accepted dosage form for pediatric and geriatric as well as adult population. These formulations are suitable for cough, cold, sore throat, allergenic conditions, nausea, pain, hypertension and CNS disorders, epilepsy and many more diseases. The present review provides up to date review in fast dissolving oral films in tabular form so researches can easily track various technologies/research in design and development of oral fast dissolving film.

Keywords: Mouth dissolving films, Oral dispersible film, Oral dissolving film, Oral disintegrating film.


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Author Biographies

Ashish Jain, School of Pharmacy, LNCT University, Kolar Road, Bhopal, M.P., India
School of Pharmacy, LNCT University, Kolar Road, Bhopal, M.P., India
Harish C Ahirwar, Sagar Institute of Pharmacy and Technology, Bhopal, M.P., India
Sagar Institute of Pharmacy and Technology, Bhopal, M.P., India
Shivam Tayal, Sagar Institute of Pharmacy and Technology, Bhopal, M.P., India
Sagar Institute of Pharmacy and Technology, Bhopal, M.P., India
Pradeep K. Mohanty, School of Pharmacy, LNCT University, Kolar Road, Bhopal, M.P., India
School of Pharmacy, LNCT University, Kolar Road, Bhopal, M.P., India


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Jain, A., Ahirwar, H., Tayal, S., & Mohanty, P. (2018). FAST DISSOLVING ORAL FILMS: A TABULAR UPDATE. Journal of Drug Delivery and Therapeutics, 8(4), 10-19.