A REVIEW ON EMULGEL: A NOVEL TREND IN TOPICAL DRUG DELIVERY SYSTEM
Pallavi G. Dhaware1*, Nilesh A. Nalawade, Apeksha V. Masal, Madhukar V. Shende and Sagar D. Shinde
Gels are one of the commonly used topical drug delivery system. Gels provide faster drug release as compared to ointments and creams. But this dosage form have certain limitations in delivering hydrophobic drug. Hence in order to overcome this limitation emulgels are used. Emulgels are dual drug delivery system which consists of either o/w or w/o emulsion incorporated in base containing gel. Emulgels offer certain advantages like they are thixotropic, non greasy, easily spreadable, non-staining, longer shelf life, transparent and pleasing appearance. Emulgels are the preferred choice in various cosmetic and dermatological preparations and its use will be increasing in coming future.
Keywords: Emulgel, Gels, Topical drug delivery, Swelling index, Spreadability.
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