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3D-printed drugs: A fabrication of pharmaceuticals towards personalized medicine

Haris @ Harith, Muhammad Salahuddin and Mohd Azlan, Nur Hakimah and Taher, Muhammad and Mohd Rus, Shaiqah and Chatterjee, Bappaditya (2020) 3D-printed drugs: A fabrication of pharmaceuticals towards personalized medicine. Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, 54 (3s). S411-S422. ISSN 0019-5464 (In Press)

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Background: Three-dimensional (3D) printing fabricates a structure by depositing materials layer-by-layer to form an object. Drug personalization receives attention due to problems arising from drug treatments such as undesirable side effects and ineffective drug therapy among pediatric and geriatric patients. Hypothesis: Conventional dosage form faces issues such as non-adherence to medication, ineffective treatment due to non-preferable dosage form and non-optimized drug release. Personalized 3D printing drugs offer personalized drug dosing, novel drug release profile and unique dosage form production. Results and Conclusion: Therefore, this review discussed the benefits of 3D-printed drugs and an overview of the standard 3D printer technology used in pharmaceuticals. This article aimed to review the current application of 3D-printed drugs in the personalization of drug dosing, the variation of drug release profile and fabrication of unique drug dosage form. Further research and experimentation of 3D-printed drugs are recommended as they will offer a significant aid in the customization of medicine. The potential utilization of 3D-printed drugs in optimizing effective and safe medication is undeniable. However, there are some challenges needed to be overcome, such as compatibility between chosen methods with materials used, difficulty to scale-up production, regulatory requirement as well as protection of individual rights issues.

Item Type: Article (Review)
Additional Information: 6657/84266
Uncontrolled Keywords: 3D-printed drugs, personalized dosing, 3D printer, polypills, patient compliance, drug release profile
Subjects: R Medicine > RS Pharmacy and materia medica
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Pharmacy
Kulliyyah of Pharmacy > Department of Basic Medical Sciences
Kulliyyah of Pharmacy > Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Kulliyyah of Pharmacy > Department of Pharmaceutical Technology
Depositing User: Dr. Muhammad Salahuddin Haris
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2020 15:42
Last Modified: 05 Nov 2020 15:42
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/84266

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