Transdermal and Tropical Drug Delivery
The therapeutic benefits of administering drugs through the skin have been recognised for many years and have been capitalised upon in commercially successful and important transdermal delivery systems, such as estradiol patches for hormone replacement and nicotine patches as aids to smoking cessation.
Transdermal and Topical Drug Delivery is a comprehensive text that addresses all aspects of how to deliver drugs to the skin for local effects or across the skin for systemic therapy. Starting with a clear discussion of the principles underlying the area,
the text expands into strategies used to deliver drugs effectively. An invaluable practical guide for the clinical delivery of drugs is included.
- 1. Structure and Function of Human Skin - 2. Theoretical Aspects of Transdermal Drug Delivery - 3. Experimental Design - 4. Chemical Modulation of Topical and Transdermal Permeation - 5. Physical and Technological Modulation of Topical and Transdermal Drug Delivery - 6. Topical and Transdermal Formulations - 7. Clinical PrinciplesI - Index