Verma, S., Khushboo., Mishra, A.
Recently, emulgel has emerged as one of the most interesting topical preparation in the field of pharmaceutics. Gel formulation commonly offer faster drug release than conventional ointments and cream. Major limitation of gel is in the difficulty of hydrophobic drugs delivery. So in order to cover up this lacking a recent emulsion based approach is being used so that even a hydrophobic therapeutic moiety can enjoy the unique properties of gel. The use of gels and emulsion as combined dosage form result in to formation of emulgel showing dual release. With this approach the use of polymers with enhanced effect in release pattern has been emerged providing sustained and controlled release. The presence of a gelling agent in the water phase converts a classical emulsion in to an emulgel. These emulgel show major advantages on novel vesicular system as well as on conventional system in various aspects. Emulgel have several favorable properties for dermatological use such as being thixotropic, greaseless, easily spreadable, easily removable, emollient, non-staining, long shelf life, biofriendly, transparent, pleasing appearance and fragrance. So emulgel can be used as better topical drug delivery systems over present systems. The use of emulgels can be expanded in analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antifungal, anti acne drugs and various cosmetic formulations. This review article is focused on its properties, advantages, formulation considerations and its recent advances in research field.
Skin, Emulsion, Gel, Hydrophobic drugs, Topical drug delivery system, Permeation enhancers
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Verma, S., Khushboo., Mishra, A. (2017). Emulgel: A New Platform for Dermatological Diseases, International Journal for Pharmaceutical Research Scholars (IJPRS), 6(1), 53-65.