Main Article Content
Solid dispersions are one of the most promising strategies to improve the oral bioavailability of poorly water soluble drugs. By reducing drug particle size to the absolute minimum, and hence improving drug wettability, bioavailability may be significantly improved. This article reviews the various preparation techniques for solid dispersion and compiles some of the recent technology transfers. The different types of solid dispersions based on the molecular arrangement have been highlighted. Some of the practical aspects to be considered for the preparation of solid dispersions, such as selection of carrier, solvent and methods of physicochemical characterization, along with an insight into the molecular arrangement of drugs in solid dispersions are also discussed. In this review, it is intended to discuss the recent advances related on the area of solid dispersions.