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Table 1 Pharmaceutical applications of polymer blends

From: Applications of polymer blends in drug delivery

Dosage forms* Applications
Tablets Modulation of drug release profiles
Hard and soft capsules Capsule shell formation, enteric protection
Film coatings Plasticization, modulation of mechanical properties, adhesion, vapor permeability and drug release rates
Oral films Plasticization, modulation of mechanical properties. Preventing settling of dispersed phases; modulating tear resistance
Liquids, emulsions, and suspensions Rheological adjustment, suspension stabilization
Gels Rheological modification, modulation of diffusion, swelling, dissolution/erosion and drug release rates
Topical semi-solids and transdermal patches Rheological/mechanical properties modification, modulation of bioadhesion and drug release rates
Long-acting injectables, implants, ophthalmic inserts Modulation of degradation, drug release rate and mechanical properties
Solid dispersions Drug solubilization, dissolution enhancement, stabilzation of solid state forms, crystallization inhibition, modulation of super-saturation and precipitation inhibition
  1. *Specific examples for various dosage forms are listed in Tables 2, 3, 4, and 5