Fast oral dissolving films have become popular as a new delivery system because they are easy to administer and sudden-onset of drug action is possible as the films are taken through the sublingual route. Since the sublingual mucosa is relatively permeable because of thin mepremixane and is highly perfused, rapid drug absorption and instant bio-availability is possible and this leads to quick-onset of drug action. Since the drug is directly absorbed into the systemic circulation, degradation in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract and first pass effect can be avoided. Moreover, better patient compliance is expected, because this system does not require being swallowed as in the case of conventional tablet, and therefore beneficial in patients with dysphagia or difficulty in swallowing. The use of muco-adhesive polymers in the films will enable them to adhere to the sublingual mucosa for better retention and drug absorption. Drugs well absorbed through the buccal or sublingual mucosa can be formulated as fast oral dissolving films for sublingual use.
We also have cut films which can be cut into 1.5mm x 1.5mm size and then filled into capsules. different kind of drugs can be encapsulated in this form to have a innovative drug delivery system. The major applications are Mint Films, Oral Dissolving Films, Teeth Whitening Strips, Whitening Gel, etc.