Say it with lollipops to treat oral thrush

Drug-loaded lollipops to treat children with oral thrush are long-lasting, boost oral retention times and are easier on kids' stomachs, according to Indian researchers. Scientists tested 3g lollipops laced with the antifungal drug ketoconazole and found that the formulations remained stable for up to three months. They also achieved 30-minutes retention times in simulated saliva with the addition of hydrophyllic polymers. Anti-fungal treatments can treat oral thrush, but "pleasant" delivery forms make it easier for children to take them, notes. Details are published in the International Journal of Life Sciences Biotechnology and Pharma Research. Story

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