Medicine is any pharmaceutical product that is prepared in order to treat diseases. Furthermore, there are medicines which are formulated in such a way that they are administered directly to the body surface such as the skin, eyes, ears, mucous membrane or through inhalation. These are referred to as topical medicines. They come in the form of creams, gels, lotions and ointments. Advanced research in medicine has made it possible to administer a specific dosage of a drug through the skin at a controlled rate. This is called transdermal drug delivery, and it is facilitated by a patch that is medicated and it is placed on the affected area.
The world’s understanding of pharmacokinetics has changed over the years. Given the different demands in the world of medicine, researchers are now trying to find new ways to deliver drugs into the body.
These findings can be beneficial to patients in so many ways. For instance, there are patients that are sensitive to drugs taken orally. The result is usually an upset stomach. Finding an alternate route can make taking medications less of a hassle to these patients. It is possible that the new methods can even eliminate more serious side effects. Here are six fascinating new ways drugs are delivered into the body.
Transmucosal drug delivery is an alternative platform for dosing formulations through oral or nasal administration. To be effective, the drug needs to be delivered in a controlled way to accomplish steady dissemination into the body. This type of focused delivery happens when the drug stays dynamic within a defined region of the body. Focused drug delivery is particularly critical in cases when the drug needs to influence a vindictive turmoil; for example, in carcinogenic tissues.