TRANSUNGUAL DRUG DELIVERY SYSTEM FOR TREATMENT OF ONCOMYSIS: DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT
Mayur Patil*, Dipali Bhondwe, Parag Potbhare, Nagesh Debgunde, Saroja Adepawar
Objective: The present study focuses on development and evaluation of transungual drug delivery system (TDDS) of Luliconazole (LNZ) for treatment of oncomysis. Method: The antifungal nail lacquer formulations of batches (F1-F4) were prepared by simple mixing method by using 1% w/w LNZ used as drug, nitrocellulose used as film former, glycerine used as viscosity modifier and thioglycolic acid and urea-H2O2 solution used as permeation enhancer. Effect of permeation enhancer was studied. Properties for its nonvolatile content, drying time, gloss, smoothness to flow, blush effect, in vitro adhesion, water resistance, in vitro drug release, drug content, in vitro antifungal studies and stability studies were carried out. Results: The prepared formulations (F1- F4) showed required volatile content, good film formation, drying time, smooth flow and high water resistance, none of the formulation exhibited blistering or peeling off, good adhesive properties. Drug release studies showed prolonged drug release up to 8 hr. The effective zones of inhibitions suggested that LNZ nail lacquer exhibiting good antifungal activity. Stability study revealed that no significant change with respect to the evaluations. Conclusion: The prepared transungual drug delivery system has proved to be a promising carrier system for the treatment of oncomysis.
Keywords: Luliconazole, Transungual drug delivery, Permeation enhancer, Oncomysis.
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