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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2019, Volume : 12, Issue : 6
First page : ( 2776) Last page : ( 2780)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2019.00466.9

Formulation and Evaluation of Maltodextrin Based Doxorubicin HCl Proniosomes

Srikanth1,*, Kumar Y Anand2, Setty C Mallikarjuna3

1Research Scholar at JNTU Hyderabad and V. L. College of Pharmacy, Raichur, India

2Department of Pharmaceutics, V. L. College of Pharmacy, Raichur, India

3Department of Pharmaceutics, Oxford College of Pharmacy, Bengaluru, India

*Corresponding Author E-mail: srikanthyerigeri@gmail.com

Online published on 8 August, 2019.


Aim of the present research work is to prepare and evaluate maltodextrin based proniosomes loaded with doxorubicin HCl. Proniosomes were prepared by slurry method using molar ratios of nonionic surfactant with cholesterol and keeping drug, maltodextrin and DCP constant. The niosomes were prepared by simple hydration and further evaluated for entrapment efficiency, particle size and shape analysis by optical microscopy, in vitro drug release study, kinetic data analysis and model fitting. Stability study by ICH guides lines. The study revels more stable when stored at 4°C. The formulation FD3, which showed entrapment efficiency of 84.88 ± 0.14 and in vitro release over the period of 36h 95.19± 0.20, was found to be best formulation is span 60. The niosomes shows the Korsemayer Peppas exponential n<0.84 indicate the release mechanism was non Ficknian (anomalous transport) i.e. drug released by erosion followed by diffusion mechanism.



Doxorubicin HCl, Proniosomes, Niosomes, Surfactants, Cholesterol.


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