Special Issue "Pharmaceutical Excipients in Formulation Design and Drug Delivery"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2024 | Viewed by 9033
Interests: photo-stability; in-use drug stability; drug regulation and quality; falsified medicines, formulation and excipients
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Excipients are the therapeutically inactive components of medication formulations that are essential to ensure the stability, solubility, and bioavailability of the dosage form. Excipients were long considered to be safe and inert, however, there has been increasing concerns around the safety of excipients, particularly in highly susceptible patient populations. Neonates are an example of a highly susceptible patient group due to their vastly underdeveloped metabolic and elimination pathways. The limited availability of daily intake guidelines presents additional challenges to researchers attempting to assess the safe levels of excipient exposure. Patients who have dietary allergies, such as lactose intolerance and celiac disease (allergy to gluten), may also be an at-risk group as gluten and lactose are commonly used as excipients. Finally, patients taking multiple medications may also be at risk, as polypharmacy can increase the exposure to excipients and possibly lead to accumulation. The aim of compiling this Special Issue of Pharmaceuticals on the topic of “Pharmaceutical Excipients in Formulation Design and Drug Delivery” is to draw together experts with knowledge in the field of Excipients across this widely diverse area, including chemists, pharmaceutical and regulatory scientists, and clinicians, who are engaged in contemporary pure and applied research to solve the challenges of delivering quality drug dosage forms, which are safe to all populations. Submissions (original papers and reviews) that contribute to understanding and applications of relevance for Pharmaceutical Excipients in Formulation Design and Drug Delivery are welcomed for this Special Issue.
Prof. Dr. Beverley D. Glass
Manuscript Submission Information
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- excipients labelling
- adverse effects
- inactive ingredients
- regulation and quality