MICROEMULSIONS: A NOVEL DRUG CARRIER SYSTEM

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Y. Srinivasa Rao
K. Sree Deepthi
K.P. R. Chowdary

Abstract

Microemulsions are clear, transparent, thermodynamically stable dispersions of oil and water, stabilized by an interfacial film
of surfactant frequently in combination with a co-surfactant. Recently, there has been a considerable interest for the
microemulsion formulation, for the delivery of hydrophilic as well as lipophilic drug as drug carriers because of its improved
drug solubilization capacity, long shelf life, easy of preparation and improvement of bioavailability. In this present review, we
discuss about the various advantages of microemulsion in pharmaceuticals, along with its preparation, evaluation and research
work carried out on microemulsions.

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Y. Srinivasa Rao, Vignan Institute of Pharmaceutical Technology Duvvada, Visakhapatnam-46, Andhra Pradesh, India. Ph.No:0891-2511222



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