Question - What drugs can be delivered transdermally?

Answered by: Kenneth Allen  |  Category: General  |  Last Updated: 16-06-2022  |  Views: 1022  |  Total Questions: 14

Drugs commonly administered transdermally include: Nicotine. Fentanyl (opioid) Nitroglycerine (antianginal) Buprenorphine (opioid) Ensam (antidepressant) Daytrana (transdermal Ritalin) Scopolamine (anti-nausea) Estrogen and testosterone. Today, there are 19 transdermal delivery systems for such drugs as estradiol, fentanyl, lidocaine and testosterone; combination patches containing more than one drug for contraception and hormone replacement; and iontophoretic and ultrasonic delivery systems for analgesia (Table 1, Fig. 1). After a Duragesic® patch is applied, fentanyl passes into the skin a little at a time. A certain amount of the medicine must build up in the skin before it is absorbed into the body. Up to a full day (24 hours) may pass before the first dose begins to work. Transdermal is a route of administration wherein active ingredients are delivered across the skin for systemic distribution. Examples include transdermal patches used for medicine delivery. The drug is administered in the form of a patch or ointment that delivers the drug into the circulation for systemic effect. Transdermal drug delivery offers a number of advantages due to its minimally invasive and painless approach as well as the avoidance of first-pass drug metabolism and gastrointestinal degradation. However, most of the transdermal drug delivery systems face the challenges of low drug permeability across the skin.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Absorption_(skin)

Medical use of skin absorption If a drug is absorbed well through the skin it may be used as a means of systemic medication. Dermal dosage forms include: liniments, braces, lotions, ointments, creams, dusting powders, aerosols, and transdermal patches.

https://www.rxlist.com/transderm-scop-side-effects-drug-center.htm

Side effects of Transderm Scop include: dry mouth, dry or itchy eyes, drowsiness, dizziness, feeling restless, memory problems, or. itching or skin rash.

https://skywoodrecovery.com/can-you-accidentally-overdose-on-drugs-just-by-touching-them/

Heroin addicts often use opiates on top of heroin substitutes and may seek out painkilling patches while still using heroin, which only adds to their addiction problems. Most illicit drugs can be absorbed through the skin if they are handled frequently and in large quantities.

https://www.msdmanuals.com/home/drugs/administration-and-kinetics-of-drugs/drug-administration

Through the Skin. Sometimes a drug is given through the skin—by needle (subcutaneous, intramuscular, or intravenous route), by patch (transdermal route), or by implantation. After a drug is injected, it then moves into small blood vessels (capillaries) and is carried away by the bloodstream.

https://dcatvci.org/4793-parenteral-drugs-tracking-new-drug-approvals

Parenteral drugs refer to drugs using non-oral means of administration by injecting the drug directly into the body typically through three common routes of administration: intramuscular, subcutaneous and intravenous.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/pharmacology-toxicology-and-pharmaceutical-science/routes-of-ad

Parenteral Administration. Parenteral administration refers to any routes of administration that do not involve drug absorption via the GI tract (par = around, enteral = gastrointestinal), including the IV, intramuscular (IM), subcutaneous (SC or SQ), and transdermal routes.

https://www.vinceandassociates.com/content/topical-and-transdermal-%E2%80%93-getting-under-your-skin

Transdermal Medications Transdermal drug delivery systems, or TDDS, bring medication through the skin (beyond the site of application) to the bloodstream. Once in the blood, the ingredients circulate and take effect at a targeted location – the brain, the central nervous system, the heart, etc.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transdermal_patch

A transdermal patch is a medicated adhesive patch that is placed on the skin to deliver a specific dose of medication through the skin and into the bloodstream. Often, this promotes healing to an injured area of the body. A wide variety of pharmaceuticals are now available in transdermal patch form.

https://ijpsr.com/bft-article/transdermal-drug-delivery-system-a-review/?view=fulltext

TRANSDERMAL DRUG DELIVERY SYSTEM: A REVIEW. Transdermal Drug Delivery System (TDDS) are defined as self contained, discrete dosage forms which are also known as “patches” 2, 3 when patches are applied to the intact skin, deliver the drug through the skin at a controlled rate to the systemic circulation.

http://www.mdpi.com/1999-4923/7/4/438/pdf

Description of flux across the skin from a transdermal patch where J is the molecular flux, C2 is the concentration of the active molecule in the patch, C1 is the concentration of the active molecule in the body, D is the diffusion coefficient; L is the cross sectional thickness of diffusion, and t is the diffusion

https://www.healthline.com/health/general-use/how-to-use-transdermal-patch

A transdermal patch is a patch that attaches to your skin and contains medication. The drug from the patch is absorbed into your body over a period of time. Transdermal patches are used to deliver a range of drugs into the body. Some of the drugs more often used in patches include: fentanyl to relieve pain.

https://www.healthline.com/health/sublingual-and-buccal-medication-administration

Sublingual administration involves placing a drug under your tongue to dissolve and absorb into your blood through the tissue there. Buccal administration involves placing a drug between your gums and cheek, where it also dissolves and is absorbed into your blood.

https://www.cancer.gov/publications/dictionaries/cancer-terms/def/skin-patch

skin patch (skin pach) A bandage-like patch that releases medicine into the body through the skin. The medicine enters the blood slowly and steadily.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Topical_medication

By this definition, topical administration also includes transdermal application, where the substance is administered onto the skin but is absorbed into the body to attain systemic distribution.