Topical and Transdermal

  • William J. McAuley
  • Matthew Traynor
  • Marc B. Brown
Part of the AAPS Advances in the Pharmaceutical Sciences Series book series (AAPS, volume 11)


Formulations designed to be applied to the skin, in particular for the treatment of skin diseases are commonly used for children. There are a number of important issues with regards to the use of these types medicines in the pediatric population in comparison to adults; for example children have a greater risk of experiencing systemic side effects as a result of treatment. This chapter discusses the roles of the different formulations used for topical and transdermal treatment, their design and considerations specifically relevant for the development of these medicines for children.


Atopic Dermatitis Stratum Corneum Skin Condition Thermodynamic Activity Penetration Enhancer 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • William J. McAuley
    • 1
  • Matthew Traynor
    • 1
  • Marc B. Brown
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Pharmacy, School of Life and Medical SciencesUniversity of HertfordshireHatfieldUK
  2. 2.Department of PharmacyUniversity of HertfordshireHatfieldUK
  3. 3.R&D Centre, MedPharm LtdGuilfordUK

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