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Drug Dev Ind Pharm. 1998 Nov;24(11):979-93.

Chitosan: a unique polysaccharide for drug delivery.

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School of Pharmacy, University of Geneva, Switzerland.

Abstract

The aim of this review is to give an insight into the many potential applications of chitosan as a pharmaceutical drug carrier. The first part of this review concerns the principal uses of chitosan as an excipient in oral formulations (particularly as a direct tableting agent) and as a vehicle for parenteral drug delivery devices. The use of chitosan to manufacture sustained-release systems deliverable by other routes (nasal, ophthalmic, transdermal, and implantable devices) is discussed in the second part.

PMID:
9876553
DOI:
10.3109/03639049809089942
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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