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Gums and Mucilages: Excipients for modified Drug Delivery System

Bharat W. Tekade , Yogita A. Chaudhari


Natural gums and mucilages are available in nature freely. These natural gums and mucilages were successfully used in various dosage forms. These gums posses various advantages over synthetic polymers as they biodegradable, low cost etc. In recent years researches have been carried in formulation of modified dosage form using various gums and mucilage and they found to compete the synthetic polymers available in market. In this review we describe the development in natural gums and mucilages for use in modified drug delivery system and the interaction of API with some synthetic and also natural excipients used in pharmaceutical formulations.

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