Do transdermal patches comes under topical dosage? How beneficial is this
A skin patch or transdermal patch is the adhesive patch on the skin that provides a specific dosage by the skin and the bloodstream.
The advantage of a transdermal drug delivery route over other types such as oral, topical, etc. is that the delivery of the drug to the patient is controlled.
But is this work faster than other dosage forms?
Mmm…Not really, it takes several hours for the patches to come into effect while the oral applications work faster.
Transdermal patches offer many advantages. They require only weekly administration, which could significantly improve correct patient usage rates. In addition, the patch offers a continuous, sustained release of drug and avoids daily peak and trough hormone levels.