Increasing Awareness Regarding Better Drug Release to Spur Demand for Transdermal Skin Patches in Saudi Arabia

The rising awareness regarding the merits of transdermal skin patches is one of the primary factors augmenting their demand in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. These patches offer several advantages over their conventional counterpart such as reduced side effects. They boost the bioavailability of the drug as there is no need for the substance to be digested first. This also helps in curbing the first-pass effect and maintains the constant release of drugs for a longer duration.

According to a report by Transparency Market Research (TMR), the market for transdermal skin patches in Saudi Arabia has a valuation of US$44.96 mn in 2016 and is poised to cross the mark of US$67.4 mn by the end of 2025. The market is pegged to post a 4.7% CAGR from 2017 to 2025.

Which are the key application segments in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia transdermal skin patches market?

On the basis of application, the Saudi Arabia transdermal skin patches market is segmented into neurological disorders, hormone replacement therapy, pain relief, motion sickness, cardiovascular disorders, nicotine cessation, and others. The pain relief segment will account for the lion’s share in terms of revenue until 2025. The growth of the segment can be attributed to the surging adoption of local pain relief patches. The demand for such patches is especially high for comorbid and cancer patients, owing to the safe and controlled drug release they provide to affected areas. The cardiovascular disorders segment will also represent a prominent position in the market. The widening pool of patients suffering from cardiovascular disorders in Saudi Arabia is supplementing the growth of the segment.


Which is the most preferred distribution channel in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia transdermal skin patches market?

Based on distribution channel, the market is divided into hospital pharmacies, online pharmacies, and retail pharmacies.  The hospital pharmacies segment will continue to be the leading revenue contributor in the region until 2025. The growth of the segment can be attributed to the increasing government initiatives to improve the healthcare infrastructure and a subsequent rise in the number of healthcare services. Retail pharmacies also command a sizeable share in the market, thanks to the increasing investments in the expansion of the retail sector.

Which is the most prominent product segment in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia transdermal skin patches market?

In terms of product, the market is segmented into matrix, adhesive, reservoir, and vapor matrix. The matrix segment will continue to be at forefront of growth on the basis of value until 2025, representing 35.1% of the overall Saudi Arabia market. Matrix systems are widely adopted due to their non-toxic and non-antagonistic characteristics.

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