Mr. Kulkarni Sarang*,Birajdar Shivprasad M., Shaikh Parvej H., Dr. Poul B.N
Maharashtra College of Pharmacy, Nilanga, dist. Latur (MS) 413521, India
Oral route is the most preferred route for administration of various drugs because it is regarded as safest, most convenient and economical route. Recently researcher developed the fast disintegrating tablets with improved patient compliance and convenience. Fast disintegrating tablets are solid dosage forms which dissolve rapidly in saliva without chewing and additional water. Fast disintegrating tablets overcome the disadvantages of conventional dosage form especially dysphagia (difficulty in swallowing) in paediatric and geriatric patients. Natural materials have advantages over synthetic ones since they are chemically inert, nontoxic, less expensive, biodegradable and widely available. They can also be modified in different ways to obtain tailor- made materials for drug delivery systems and thus can compete with the available synthetic excipients. With the increasing interest in polymers of natural origin, the pharmaceutical world has compliance to use most of them in their formulations. The natural superdisintegrants can be used instead of synthetic superdisintegrants as they showed equal disintegrating property as that of synthetic agents or dispersible tablets.