I received this article thought I would share it with you all in case you didn’t hear about it already.
It seems that chewing gum is a good method of drug delivery. Generex Biotechnology collaborates with medicinal chewing gum developer Fertin Pharma A/S to develop a chewing gum containing metformin, a generic drug used for the treatment of Type-2 diabetes mellitus and obesity. The collaboration will seek to combine Generex’s proprietary buccal drug delivery platform technologies with Fertin’s know-how related to gum base formulations, and taste masking/modification to create a metformin medicinal chewing gum that will deliver metformin into the body via the buccal mucosa. (the inner lining of the mouth)
The developers hope that this method of delivery will circumvent adverse side effects associated with taking metformin in tablet form such as nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, abdominal bloating, and increased gas production.
Would you be willing to give this Gum a try? whats your take on this article?