Pulmonary inhalation aerosols for targeted antibiotics drug delivery

Chun Woong Park, Heidi M. Mansour, Don Hayes

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Abstract

Targeted pulmonary drug delivery of antibiotics by inhalation aerosols can play significant roles in the treatment of cystic fibrosis (CF), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and in other pulmonary diseases where chronic airway infections exist. Direct administration to the lung as targeted pulmonary inhalation aerosol delivery is uniquely able to provide for high dose levels of drugs at the target site of action without systemic side effects. This review presents an overview of pulmonary inhalation aerosols, types of inhalation aerosols, aerosol formulation additives and present current research in the targeted pulmonary drug delivery of antibiotics for the treatment of pulmonary infections. Clinical trials of antibiotic inhalation aerosols are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
No1
Specialist publicationEuropean Pharmaceutical Review
StatePublished - Apr 26 2011
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)

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