1. Introduction to dosage form design; 2. Intermolecular forces and the physical and pharmaceutical properties of drugs; 3. Dispersed systems; 4. Properties of solutions and manipulation of solubility; 5. Chemical stability of drugs; 6. Drug travel from dosage form to receptor; 7. Bioavailability, bioequivalence and the Biopharmaceutical Classification System; 8. Parenteral drug delivery; 9. Delivery of biopharmaceuticals and the use of novel carrier systems; 10. Drug delivery to the eye; 11. Drug delivery from the oral cavity; 12. Oral delivery of immediate release dosage forms; 13. Oral delivery of modified release solid dosage forms; 14. Rectal and vaginal drug delivery; 15. Nasal drug delivery; 16. Drug delivery to the lung and from the lung; 17. Drug delivery to the skin; 18. Transdermal dosage forms: drug delivery to the blood stream.
"Many chapters include patient counselling tips, which should be helpful for students. Providing examples of marketed products based on the delivery technology discussed in the chapter makes the concept interesting and relevant... The fundamental theoretical and practical aspects of various drug delivery systems that this book presents will help students develop a solid understanding of the subject." Rahmat M. Talukder, PhD, RPh, Doody's Reviews, November 2014. -- Rahmat M Talukder * Doody's Review Service *