No matter how effective a drug is, its treatment success depends on patient adherence. This tends to be a problem for drugs taken orally, which pass quickly through the body and are exposed to harsh conditions in the stomach and intestines.
After years of research, a team from MIT and Brigham and Women’s Hospital have developed a new drug capsule that remains in the stomach for up to two weeks after being swallowed, gradually releasing its drug payload. The researchers hope that this drug delivery method could replace some medication regimens that require repeated doses.
Source: HCP general