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Sustained release tablets- Defination, benefits, purpose, examples

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What is Sustained release tablets, Advantages of Sustained release tablets, disadvantages of Sustained release tablets

    Definition of Sustained-release tablets:

    Sustained-release tablets are those tablets that are designed to maintain the concentration of the drug over an extended period of time to slow down drug absorption in this way it produces more accurate and targeted therapeutic effects.


    Benefits of sustained-release tablets:

    You can also say it as the advantages of sustained-release tablets.
    • Sustained-release tablets can lower local and systemic side effects.
    • It can reduce the dose frequency.
    • It can increase the stability of the drug.
    • It can reduce gastrointestinal irritation.
    • It can reduce drug release fluctuation in different blood concentrations.

    Disadvantages of sustained-release tablets:

    • Sometimes it produces poor invitro and invivo correlation.
    • Poor systemic availability is another disadvantage of it.

    Purpose of sustained-release tablets:

    • Sustained-release tablets are basically designed to maintain the concentration of the drug over an extended period of time to slow down drug absorption.
    • It produces more accurate and targeted therapeutic effects.
    • Drugs can work for an extended period of time and that's why patients don't have to take the same drug frequency.

    Example of sustained-release tablets:

    • Metformin Hydrochloride Sustained Release Tablet
    • Diclofenac Sodium Sustained Release Tablet

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