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Fast-dissolving drug-delivery systems (FDDS) were first developed in the late 1970s as an alternative to tablets, capsules, and syrups for pediatric and geriatric patients who experience difficulties swallowing traditional oral solid dosage forms. Over the past three decades, fast disintegrating tablets (FDTs) have gained considerable attention as a preferred alternative to conventional tablets and capsules due to better patient compliance. FDTs are solid dosage forms containing medicinal substances which disintegrate rapidly, usually in a matter of seconds, when placed on the tongue. But in this, there are still some chances of chocking. So Oral dissolving film Technology (ODFTS) are another FDDS evolved over the past few years from the confection and oral care markets in the form of breath strips and became a novel and widely accepted form by consumers for delivering vitamins and personal care products. Itcan be administrated in the buccal cavity for a shorter period of time in Secs and gives better therapeutic action. OFDFs are very similar to postage stamp in their shape, size and thickness. These films have a potential to deliver the drug systemically through intragastric, sublingual or buccal route of administration and also has been used for local action. This type of technology offer a convenient way of dosing medication, not to special population groups like pediatric, geriatric, bedridden patients, mentally ill patients, but also to the general population.


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Taruna kalra, Monika Madhra, Kamal Gandhi, Anu Dahiya, & Khushboo. (2012). Fast dissolving film: A review. International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 3(4), 542-551. Retrieved from