Other synonyms for a modified release profile are

  • extended release profile
  • delayed release profile
  • Retarded release profile

Relase profiles of drugs allow a controlled dissolution at defined times or locations. The aim is a continuous drug uptake in the body or targeted transport of the drug to the location of highest bioavailability. The other case would be an all-at-once drug release, which is an immediate release.

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modified release profile