A review on fast dissolving tablet
These tablets are distinguished from conventional sublingual tablets, lozenges, and buccal tablets which require more than a minute to dissolve in the mouth. In the literature, ODTs also are called orally disintegrating, orodisperse, mouth-dissolving, quick-dissolve, fast-melt, and rapid-disintegrating tablets. Over the past three decades, orally disintegrating tablets (ODTs) have gained much attention as a preferred alternative to conventional oral dosage forms such as tablets and capsules. An ODT is a solid dosage form that disintegrates and dissolves in the mouth (either on or beneath the tongue or in the buccal cavity) without water within 60 seconds or less. The desire of improved palatability in orally administered products has prompted the development of numerous formulations with improved performance and acceptability, and the field has become a rapidly growing area in the pharmaceutical industry. The unique property of mouth dissolving tablet is that they are rapidly disintegrating and/or dissolving and release the drug as soon as they come in contact with saliva, thus obviate the requirement of water during administration. This article reviews the earlier applications and methodologies of taste masking and also emphasize on the recent developments and approaches of bitterness reduction for orally used pharmaceuticals. Apart from the conventional methods of fabrication, this review also provides the detailed concept of some unique patents; technologies developed and marketed formulations of Mouth Dissolving Tablets (MDTs).