Volume No. :   1

Issue No. :  1

Year :  2009

ISSN Print :  0975-234X

ISSN Online :  0975-4377


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Proniosomal Gel as a Carrier for Improved Transdermal Delivery of Griseofulvin: Preparation and In-Vitro Characterization



Address:   Sandeep Gupta*, Dheeraj Ahirwar, Neeraj K Sharma, and Deenanath Jhade
School of Pharmacy, Chouksey Engineering College, Bilaspur (C.G.), 495001 India
*Corresponding Author
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ABSTRACT:
The present investigation aimed at formulation, and performance evaluation of vesicular drug carrier system proniosomal gel for transdermal delivery of antifungal agent, griseofulvin. Proniosomal gel (PNG) formulations of griseofulvin were prepared, and characterized for vesicles shape, size, entrapment efficiency, and drug permeation across pig ear skin. The effects of different non-ionic surfactants on transdermal permeability profile were assessed. The optimized PNG formulation showed enhanced in vitro skin permeation flux of 3.682±0.186 µg/cm2/hr as compared to 0.028 ± 0.02 µg/cm2/hr for plain drug solution in water. Results indicated that the optimized PNG formulation of griseofulvin had better skin permeation potential than plain drug solution in water.
KEYWORDS:
Transdermal delivery, Griseofulvin (GF), Proniosomal gel (PNG), Non-ionic surfactants
Cite:
Sandeep Gupta, Dheeraj Ahirwar, Neeraj K Sharma, Deenanath Jhade. Proniosomal Gel as a Carrier for Improved Transdermal Delivery of Griseofulvin: Preparation and In-Vitro Characterization. Research J. Pharma. Dosage Forms and Tech. 2009; 1(1): 33-37.
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