María Luisa González-Rodríguez

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This study reports the development and in vivo evaluation of a liposomal formulation of the local anaesthetic benzocaine. Multi-lamellar (MLV) and small uni-lamellar (SUV) vesicles entrapping benzocaine were prepared using 50:50 w/w phosphatidylcholine-cholesterol as lipophilic phase and 50:50 v/v ethanol-water as hydrophilic phase. Liposome size,(More)
In this work we studied the ability of the diclofenac anion to form ion-pairs in aqueous solution in the presence of organic and inorganic cations: ion-pairs have a polarity and hydrophobicity more suitable to the partition than each ion considered separately and can be extracted by a lipid phase. The cations considered were those of the organic bases(More)
This study aimed to investigate the influence of the preparation conditions on the performance of an ethosomal formulation for topical delivery of the local anesthetic agent, benzocaine (BZC). Ethosomes were prepared with different techniques, such as thin-layer evaporation, freezing and thawing, reverse-phase evaporation, extrusion and sonication,(More)
The combined approach of cyclodextrin complexation and entrapment in liposomes was investigated in order to develop an effective topical formulation of ketoprofen. Equimolar complex of drug and hydroxypropyl-beta-cyclodextrin (HPbetaCyd) was added at different concentrations to the aqueous phase of liposomes consisting of phosphatidylcholine and cholesterol(More)
A new oral drug delivery system for colon targeting has been developed based on enteric-coated matrix tablets which suitably exploits both pH-sensitive and time-dependent functions. Matrix-tablets were prepared by direct compression of mixtures of hydroxyethylcellulose (HEC), a hydrophilic swellable polymer, with the inert insoluble ethylcellulose (EC) or(More)
The main objective of the present work was to compare the dermal delivery of minoxidil (Mx), a lipophilic drug from ethosomes versus classic liposomes, containing different cholesterol (CHOL) concentrations. All the systems were characterized for shape, lamellarity, particle size and entrapment efficiency percentage (EE), by transmission electron microscopy(More)
Alginate/chitosan particles were prepared by ionic gelation (Ca2+ and Al3+) for the sodium diclofenac release. The systems were characterized by electron microscopy and differential scanning calorimetry. The ability to release the active substance was examined as a function of some technological parameters and pH of dissolution medium. The release of sodium(More)
The combined approach of cyclodextrin complexation and entrapment in liposomes was investigated to develop a topical formulation of local anaesthetics. For both benzocaine (BZC) and butamben (BTM), hydroxypropyl-beta-cyclodextrin (HPbetaCD) was a better partner than betaCD; drug-HPbetaCD coevaporated products showed the best solubility and dissolution(More)
In this paper, we have used statistical experimental design to investigate the effect of several factors in coating process of lidocaine hydrochloride (LID) liposomes by a biodegradable polymer (chitosan, CH). These variables were the concentration of CH coating solution, the dripping rate of this solution on the liposome colloidal dispersion, the stirring(More)
Multilamellar vesicle (MLV) liposomes containing ketoprofen-cyclodextrin complexes intended for drug topical delivery were prepared, with the aim of simultaneously exploiting the favourable properties of both carriers. Drug complexes with beta-cyclodextrin (betaCyd) and hydroxypropyl-betaCyd (HPbetaCyd), prepared by coevaporation and sealed-heating methods,(More)