Emulgel - A Novel Advance for Skin Disease
Keywords:Control release mechanism, Emulgel, Gelling agents, Hydrophobic drug, Topical drug delivery system
A topically applied drug delivery system is used for the direct approach of drugs into the general circulation of the skin. There are many dosage forms to treat dermatological diseases. In that emulgels are recent attention to the scientist, because it has features of both gel and emulsion control release drug delivery system. When gel and emulsion get homogenized together that term is mentioned as emulgel. It is incorporated as a current novel drug delivery system used for topical drug delivery. Emulgels have dual control release mechanism because of the combined features of gel and emulsion. These are either oil-in-water or water-in-oil systems that form a gel-like structure using a polymer called gelling agents. Mixing of gel into emulsion leads to the stable formulation. This novel advance is used for the broad range of active pharmaceutical ingredient molecules mostly for the hydrophobic drug which has less solubility in water. Due to its greaseless texture, it has good patient compliance. Mostly, analgesic and antifungal drugs were introduced into emulgel formulation.
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