• IYAN SOPYAN Department of Pharmacutics and Technology Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Universitas Padjadjaran, Bandung, Indonesia, Dosage Form Development Research Center, Faculty of Pharmacy, Universitas Padjadjaan, Bandung, Indonesia https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7616-5176
  • DOLIH GOZALI Department of Pharmacutics and Technology Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Universitas Padjadjaran, Bandung, Indonesia
  • INSAN SUNAN K. S. Department of Pharmacutics and Technology Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Universitas Padjadjaran, Bandung, Indonesia
  • RIZKA KHOIRUNNISA GUNTINA Department of Pharmacutics and Technology Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Universitas Padjadjaran, Bandung, Indonesia https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7616-5176




Pectin, Composit pectin, Drugs delivery system, Dosage form


Pectin is a polysaccharide that is abundant in nature and has promising uses in the pharmaceutical field. Pectin is resistant to digestive enzymes but pectin gel can swell in aqueous media and small amounts of compounds can be released into the gastrointestinal tract. This problem can be solved by developing pectin composites obtained from the incorporation of pectin polymers with other polymers. This article discusses the interaction of pectin with other polymers in various drug delivery systems. The method used in review articles is to review nationally and internationally published scientific journals obtained from Google, Google Scholar, Pubmed and Science Direct. From several related studies, delivery systems that have been developed and reported in the form of films, hydrogels, particulate systems and tablets. Other polymers such as Alginatee, protein, chitosan, gelatin and starch are known to improve the properties of pectin so that pectin composites can be used as controlled drug delivery. Thus, the development of other drug delivery systems with pectin composites becomes an opportunity and challenge in the future.


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How to Cite

SOPYAN, I., GOZALI, D., K. S., I. S., & GUNTINA, R. K. (2022). OVERVIEW OF PECTIN AS AN EXCIPIENT AND ITS USE IN THE PHARMACEUTICAL DOSAGE FORM. International Journal of Applied Pharmaceutics, 14(4), 64–70. https://doi.org/10.22159/ijap.2022v14i4.45091



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