Dissolvable Films for Flexible Product Format in Drug Delivery


By Beth Vondrak and Scott Barnhart
Pharmaceutical Technology
April 2008 supplement

For pediatric and geriatric patients, fast-dissolving drug-delivery systems provide an easier way to take medications and vitamins. Oral thin films have evolved to provide systemic delivery of active pharmaceutical ingredients for over-the-counter and soon, prescription drugs. The authors review the practical benefits of dissolvable films, their manufacture, and their market potential.