In many mucocutaneous disorders, corticosteroids therapy is currently central. Systemic therapy is restricted to severe disorders whereas topical applications are considered as the first-line treatment. The oral cavity environment, the medication form and other factors related to the delivery method are key factors for the therapy efficiency and effectiveness. Current marketed medications are not able to avoid wrong drug exposure and scarce patients' compliance. Innovative in situ delivery systems are able to prolong the drug retention time on the mucosa and to avoid the drawbacks of conventional formulations. This review is intended to give a general overview of oral mucocutaneous pathologies and highlight the potential of new technologies in designing innovative delivery systems able to release corticosteroids in situ for the treatment of various oral cavity disorders.
|Numero di pagine||16|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2017|
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