• Santhi Priya Nagam Department of Pharmaceutics, Chalapathi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Guntur, A. P.
  • A. Naga Jyothi Department of Pharmaceutics, Chalapathi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Guntur, A. P.
  • J. Poojitha Department of Pharmaceutics, Chalapathi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Guntur, A. P.
  • Santhosh Aruna Department of Pharmaceutics, Chalapathi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Guntur, A. P.
  • Rama Rao Nadendla Department of Pharmaceutics, Chalapathi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Guntur, A. P.


Polymers play a vital role in pharmaceutical development. Efforts have been continuously made to search a polymer that act in a controlled& desired way. Hydrogel development has solved many such issues. Hydrogels are hydrophilic, three-dimensional networks. Which are able to imbibe large amounts of water or biological fluids & thus resembles to a large extent, a biological tissue. They are insoluble due to the presence of physical or chemical crosslinks such as entanglements& crystallites. These materials can be synthesized to respond to a number of physiological stimuli present in the body, such as PH, ionic strength, temperature. The main aim of this article is to give a concise review on introduction, preparation methods, types, & various applications of hydrogels in the pharmaceutical field.

Keywords: Hydrogels, Types of hydrogels, Preparation methods, Applications


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Nagam, S. P., A. N. Jyothi, J. Poojitha, S. Aruna, and R. R. Nadendla. “A COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW ON HYDROGELS”. International Journal of Current Pharmaceutical Research, Vol. 8, no. 1, Jan. 2016, pp. 19-23, https://innovareacademics.in/journals/index.php/ijcpr/article/view/10608.
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