Drug carrier

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Drug carriers are substances that serve as mechanisms to improve the delivery and the effectiveness of drugs. Drug carriers are used in sundry drug delivery systems such as:

Carriers are also used in designs to increase the effectiveness of drug delivery to the target sites of pharmacological actions.


Carriers which are able to biodegrade include:

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The following research papers from IUPAC are in pdf format:


  1. ^ Nagy ZK; Balogh A; Vajna B; Farkas A; Patyi G; Kramarics A; Marosi G (2011). "Comparison of Electrospun and Extruded Soluplus-Based Solid Dosage Forms of Improved Dissolution". Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences 101 (1): 322–32. doi:10.1002/jps.22731. PMID 21918982. 

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