Ion Exchange Resins for Clinical Applications


Ion Exchange Resins for Clinical Applications

Muhammad Hassan Sarfraz, Mohsin Khurshid, Bilal Aslam, Muhammad Asif Zahoor

Ion exchange resins are the cross-linked polymers that are insoluble in water and consist of charged ionic groups, for exchanging counter-ions, at repeating positions along the resin. IERs are majorly classified into two types i.e., cationic exchange resins and anionic exchange resins, depending on the type of ion exchanged. Over the last few years, ion exchange resins have gained significant attention owing to their various benefits in drug formulations improving the taste, stability, anti-deliquescence, and dissolution of the drug. They also play a role in targeted drug delivery via employing various delivery technologies such as sigmoidal release system, gastric retentive system, hollow fiber system and microencapsulated resonates. Furthermore, they are also used for therapeutic purposes like treating different ailments and abnormalities such as treating high cholesterol, edema, pruritus, cardiac edema, uremia etc. The chapter presents an overview of the role of ion exchange resins in various clinical implications.

Cationic Resins, Anionic Resins, Drug Release, Targeted Drug Delivery, Therapeutics

Published online 12/20/2022, 22 pages

Citation: Muhammad Hassan Sarfraz, Mohsin Khurshid, Bilal Aslam, Muhammad Asif Zahoor, Ion Exchange Resins for Clinical Applications, Materials Research Foundations, Vol. 137, pp 120-141, 2023


Part of the book on Ion Exchange Resins

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