> Convenience of administration & patient compliance are gaining significant importance in the design of dosage forms.
> In recent times, more stress is set on the development of an organoleptically elegant and patient-friendly drug delivery system for pediatric and geriatric patients.
> Novelty in terms of dosage form designing is needed for several reasons like taste masking, better therapeutic efficacy etc but the primary objective is better patient compliance.
> Following un-usual dosage forms are discussed in this presentation;
>>> Oral syringes
>>> Medicated cigarettes
>>> Oral bandages
> Unusual or different from routine, have ability to attract attention of patient especially in pediatric and geriatric patients.
> Moreover, it helps in delivering drug at desired site, so better therapeutic efficiency can be achieved within optimum quantity.
> Awareness about such dosage form is less compared to other dosage form, so these should be highlighted.
Key words : Unusual dosage forms, medicated cigarettes, lollipops, oral bandages