Dry syrup: An overview

M. Ola, R. Bhaskar, Priya Patil

Abstract


The advantages of oral dosage form that are responsible for its popularity are its ease of administration, patient compliance and stability of formulation. The most popular oral dosage forms beings tablets and capsules, but one important drawback of the dosage forms however is the difficulty to swallow especially when a dosage form is developed for pediatric and geriatric patient. The modern scientific and technological advancement in the pharmaceutical field had created bank of interest in reconstitutable oral suspension dosage form in the recent year. The reconstituted system is the formulation of choice when the drug stability is a major concern. Reconstitutable oral systems show the adequate chemical stability of the drug during shelf life and also reduce the weight of the final product. Dry syrup form of the drug is also useful in case of bioavailability as it has high bioavailability rather than tablets and capsules as it disintegrates in water outside of the oral cavity and directly the suspension is gone through the gastrointestinal tract. So the suspension easily absorbs in the GIT. The present review gives an account of the excipients used, methods of preparation of dry syrups along with their evaluations, their packaging, ICH guidelines.

Keywords


Dry syrup, re-constitutable suspension, patient compliance, physical and chemical stability.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.30750/ijpbr.6.3.5

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