Emulgel Formulation: Novel Approach for Topical Drug Delivery System
Basheer, H., Krishnakumar, K., Dineshkumar, B.
Topical drug delivery has been used for centuries for the treatment of local skin disorders. Drugs applied to the skin for their local action include antiseptics, antifungal agents, skin emollients, and protectants. On the other hand, topical delivery system increases the contact time and mean resident time of drug. Many advantages of gels a major limitation is in the delivery of hydrophobic drugs. So to overcome this limitation an emulsion based approach is being used. When gels and emulsions are used in combines form the dosage form is referred as emulgel. Emulgels have emerged as one of the most interesting topical delivery system as it has dual release control system i.e. gel and emulsion. When gel and emulsion are used in combined form the dosage form are referred as emulgel. The major objective behind this formulation is enhancing the topical delivery of hydrophobic drugs. This review article focused on formulation and characterization of emulgel for topical application.
Emulgel, Topical drug delivery system
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Basheer, H., Krishnakumar, K., Dineshkumar, B. (2016). Emulgel Formulation: Novel Approach for Topical Drug Delivery System, International Journal for Pharmaceutical Research Scholars (IJPRS), 5(1), 227-230.
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