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|Abstract:||A bandage for continuously administering controlled quantities of systemically active drugs through the skin or mucosa is disclosed. This bandage has a backing member which defines one of its face surfaces and at least one reservoir containing the systemically active drug formulation which defines the other face surface. The reservoir can be a distinct layer of the bandage or can be a plurality of microcapsules distributed throughout a matrix. The material used to form the reservoir is drug release rate controlling and for a prolonged period continuously meters a controlled and predetermined flow of drug from the reservoir to the skin or mucosa of a patient.|
|Inventor(s):||Zaffaroni; Alejandro (Atherton, CA)|
|Assignee:||Alza Corporation (Palo Alto, CA)|
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