International Journal of Pharmaceutical Science and Research


International Journal of Pharmaceutical Science and Research


International Journal of Pharmaceutical Science and Research
International Journal of Pharmaceutical Science and Research
Vol. 2, Issue 2 (2017)

Review on film forming hydrogel for rheumatoid arthritis


Reshma Francis, K Krishnakumar, Dineshkumar B, Smitha K Nair

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic, inflammatory autoimmune disease causing synovial proliferation and joint destruction. Topical preparations are generally used for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Film forming hydrogels are the dosage form for the topical delivery of drugs and it can bypass the side effects related to the conventional system like gastric ulceration and bleeding. It will provide effective topical release of the drugs. These film forming gels are novel approach for providing sustained release with increased residence time, therapeutic effect and patient comfort.
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