Neethu Narayanan P.P*, Vishnu A. S, Nazeera Farzana N.M, Aparna Ivon, Alan Raj.
Film forming systems (FFS) are novel platform for the delivery of drug through the skin. These systems can form a thin film upon application over the skin after evaporation of solvent. These films can form drug release over an extended period of time. Here drug, film forming solvents and other excipient are dissolved in suitable solvent. Film forming system upon application can form a thin film that will adhere on the applied site with improved flexibility. It can be used as the alternative for topical and transdermal formulation by overcome several disadvantageous of existing formulation such as cream and patches. This review includes advantages, disadvantages, evaluations and applications of film forming system-based drug delivery. Key words: Film forming systems (FFS), Skin, solvent.