Novel ibuprofen patch delivers constant 12-hour pain relief according to researchers with the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom.
A team of researchers from the University of Warwick in collaboration with Medherant company produced and patented a revolutionary patch that contains a high dosage of ibuprofen to be delivered through a patient’s skin. The novel ibuprofen patch delivers constant 12-hour pain relief while avoiding cases of overdose and being available without medical prescription.
The patch is both transparent and adhesive and contains ibuprofen in a sufficient dosage to offer constant pain relief for a specific area over a long amount of time. 30 percent of the patch’s weight is represented by the drug. The polymer matrix making up the novel ibuprofen patch strongly sticks to a patient’s skin to ensure constant drug delivery through the skin.
The research team is hopeful that their novel approach will clear the way for further development of over-the-counter products for pain relief that work on the long-term. While being quite convenient, drug delivery through the skin may curb the incidence of cases where an overdose is taken orally.
A number of other gels containing ibuprofen are available on the market. Nonetheless, their application is messy and the dosage control is difficult. The novel ibuprofen patch delivers constant 12-hour pain relief while bypassing all of these inconveniences.
The patch has been developed on Bostik polymer technology. At the same time, Medherant company is exclusively licensed for the patch which is intended solely for transdermal use. According to the researchers developing the novel ibuprofen patch, this presents a number of advantages. First, the novel ibuprofen patch offers long-lasting adhesion despite the drug reaching 30 percent of its weight. The percentage of ibuprofen in the patch is five to ten times higher than that of other gels or patches existent on the market.
Just one patch delivers pain relief for up to 12 hours. And when it’s time to peel the patch off, the researchers guarantee no pain will be felt. The novel ibuprofen patch is perfectly designed for transdermal use and presents the perfect set of characteristics for an effective and pleasing product.
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