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.