Approaches for Targeted Drug Delivery to Colon

Shyam Prasad, Vidhu Aeri, Yashwant


The conventional drug delivery system for colonic disease may leads to absorption of drug across biological membrane of
gastrointestinal tract (GIT). The absorption of drug throughout GIT may leads to increase in dose and associated side
effects. Colon targeted drug delivery (CTDD) is a method of delivering medication to a patient in a manner that increases
concentration of the medication in colon relative to other part of GIT. The aim of CTDD is to prolong, localize, target and
have protected drug interaction to diseased tissue. The present review deals with primary as well as recent approaches of
delivery of drug to colon.


Colon targeting, Colon targeted drug delivery, Targeted drug delivery, Drug delivery, colon.

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