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How Oral Soluble Films are helping Caretakers improve medicine adherence

Do the traditional ways of taking medication pose some challenges? Do the kids like the taste of the syrups and other medicines?Do you feel apprehensive while measuring the medicine for the patient?  Do you feel difficulty in carrying the medicines when going away from home? Do you always search for a water bottle before taking a medicine? If yes, then it is the time to break the norm. Fortunately, there is an easy way out and that is Oral Soluble Films – the new technological innovation in medication.

Oral Soluble Films - The real solution

Oral Soluble Films (OSF) or Orally Disintegrating Strips (ODS) are gaining a lot of traction these days, primarilydue of the ease of administration. These fast-dissolving films are slowly dethroning the pervasive fast dissolving tablets and taking their place. When you have a film that dissolves when it is kept on the tongue, within a few seconds, that’s a clear winner in terms of making the medication easy. Add to that the fact that you don’t need any liquid or water to take the medication and you have a winning formula. All you have to do is just place the film on your tongue and that’s it. The film dissolves and works its magic to provide relief to patients.

Ease of administration

OSF climbs up many notches in making the medication EASY. Children don’t like the taste of the liquid medicines. A perennial nightmare is to figure out ways to give them medicines. They are prone to spitting it out thereby wasting the medicine. Zim Laboratories put in immense research to combat this problem and came up with its award winning patented innovative technology Thinoral®.

The response to this form of drug administration has been phenomenal. Patients show admiration for these thin films and they prefer it over conventional forms of medicines. The ease of administration is a scoring factor among other benefits of Oral Soluble Films. More cooperation from the patients fuels research labs like Zim to come up with better and more advanced versions of Oral Soluble Films.

Boon to a certain type of patients

The films are known for their utilitarian aspect in the field of Pediatrics and Geriatrics as they are conducive for intake by the people on different sides of the spectrum. No more fear of swallowing of medicines by kids, old patients or patients with special needs. OSF a real so useful for psychiatric patients and they offer a greater benefit for those with certain disabilities like paralysis. The thin films can be easily administered to non-cooperative patients and there are little chances of the patient spitting it out. They also ensure patient safety and avoid any risk of suffocation or choking.

In cases of patients with excess coughing, asthma, bronchitis, nausea, allergic attack and others, the thin film offers a convenient solution for drug administration. Zim Laboratories with its prolonged research is bringing safer drug delivery systems that are compliance-oriented and rank high on patient convenience and adherence.

Multiple benefits that make life easy for caretakers

Caretakers attending the patients with special needs find an immense benefit in using ODS. Some of the benefits of Oral Soluble Films are:

  • Easily Dissolvable – The Oral Soluble Film dissolves very easily upon administration. It safely passes through the oral tract.
  • Ease of Carrying – The films can be carried easily without the fear of breaking or spilling the medicine.
  • Better than liquid formulations – No need to shake the bottle and check for the right volume of the medicine before administration.
  • High acceptance rate – The films are completely taste masked and have a high acceptance rate among non-compliant patients.

Dealing with patients becomes easier with ODS, The hassle-free drug administration helps in speedy recovery of the patient. It is time to switch to ODS as a preferred way of drug administration.

About ZIM Laboratories

ZIM is an innovative drug delivery solution provider focusing on improving patient convenience and adherence to drug intake. We offer a range of technology-based drug delivery solutions and non-infringing proprietary manufacturing processes for production and supply of innovative and differentiated generic pharmaceutical products to our customers globally. ZIM provides its customers with a comprehensive range of value-added solid dosage differentiated generic products in semi-finished and finished categories/formulations. These include granules, pellets (sustained, modified, extended-release), taste-masked powders, suspensions, tablets, capsules and its recently developed Oral Thin Films (OTF).

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