Buccal Mucoadhesive Films: A Review

Systematic Reviews in Pharmacy,2017,8,1,31-38.
Published:November 2016
Type:Review Article

Buccal Mucoadhesive Films: A Review

Dipak Malpure Rajaram1, Sharada Deore Laxman2

1Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Shrijagdish Prasad Jhabarmal tibrewala University, Vidyanagari, Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan-333001, INDIA.

2Department of Pharmacognosy, Govt. College of Pharmacy, Amravati-444604, INDIA.


Traditional oral dosage forms prone to first pass metabolism and degradation due to enzymes but mucoadhesive films able to bypass first pass metabolism and related degradation. It also offers more patient compliance without risk of chocking in case of paediatric and geriatric patients. Present review has summarised basics of mucoadhesion, composition, method of preparation, characterisation parameters, advantages and disadvantages of buccal mucoadhesive films.