Mucoadhesive vaginal drug delivery systems.

  title={Mucoadhesive vaginal drug delivery systems.},
  author={F{\"u}sun Acart{\"u}rk},
  journal={Recent patents on drug delivery & formulation},
  volume={3 3},
Vaginal delivery is an important route of drug administration for both local and systemic diseases. The vaginal route has some advantages due to its large surface area, rich blood supply, avoidance of the first-pass effect, relatively high permeability to many drugs and self-insertion. The traditional commercial preparations, such as creams, foams, gels, irrigations and tablets, are known to reside in the vaginal cavity for a relatively short period of time owing to the self-cleaning action of… CONTINUE READING
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