Lactose characteristics and the generation of the aerosol.

@article{Pilcer2012LactoseCA,
  title={Lactose characteristics and the generation of the aerosol.},
  author={Gabrielle Pilcer and Nathalie Wauthoz and Karim Amighi},
  journal={Advanced drug delivery reviews},
  year={2012},
  volume={64 3},
  pages={233-56}
}
The delivery efficiency of dry-powder products for inhalation is dependent upon the drug formulation, the inhaler device, and the inhalation technique. Dry powder formulations are generally produced by mixing the micronised drug particles with larger carrier particles. These carrier particles are commonly lactose. The aerosol performance of a powder is highly dependent on the lactose characteristics, such as particle size distribution and shape and surface properties. Because lactose is the… CONTINUE READING

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