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An overview of microcapsule dosage form

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Author Details : Paroma Arefin*, Md Shehan Habib, Dipankar Chakraborty, Sreebash Chandra Bhattacharjee, Suman Das

Volume : 7, Issue : 4, Year : 2020

Article Page : 155-160

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Microcapsules offer a wide variety of convenience in drug delivery when compared with conventional dosage forms. It is a unique carrier system for many pharmaceuticals. Microencapsulation is a potential process which prolongs the efficacy of drug significantly and improves patient compliance. This approach can alleviate the limitations of dose dumping, multiple dose inconvenience, kidney disease. This dosage form has potential advantages for elderly people who have to take multiple drugs. But microcapsule preparation needs method and formulation optimization and proper characterization. In this review paper, we have discussed the advantages, limitation of the microcapsules and microspheres. We have highlighted the applications of microcapsules and microspheres in the pharmaceutical industries. We also discussed the characterization process of microcapsules. Microcapsules open the era of individualized, targeted drug delivery with minimal side effects and greater convenience.

Keywords: Microencapsulation, Microspheres, Microcapsules, Characterization of microspheres, Application of microspheres.

How to cite : Arefin P , Habib M S, Chakraborty D , Bhattacharjee S C , Das S, An overview of microcapsule dosage form. Int J Pharm Chem Anal 2020;7(4):155-160

Copyright © 2020 by author(s) and Int J Pharm Chem Anal. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (

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