Yasmin Sultana

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The discovery of liposome or lipid vesicle emerged from self forming enclosed lipid bi-layer upon hydration; liposome drug delivery systems have played a significant role in formulation of potent drug to improve therapeutics. Recently the liposome formulations are targeted to reduce toxicity and increase accumulation at the target site. There are several(More)
The purpose of our work was to develop an ophthalmic delivery system of a flouroquinolone antibiotic, pefloxacin mesylate, based on the concept of ion-activated in situ gelation. Gelrite gellan gum, a novel ophthalmic vehicle, that gels in the presence of mono- or divalent-cations present in the lacrimal fluid, was used as the gelling agent. The developed(More)
Since its introduction, transdermal drug delivery has promised much but, in some respects has still to deliver on that initial promise, due to inherent limitations imposed by the percutaneous route. The greatest obstacle for transdermal delivery is the barrier property of the stratum corneum. Many approaches have been employed to breach the skin barrier, of(More)
In the present study, spherical microspheres able to prolong the release of INH were produced by a modified emulsification method, using sodium alginate as the hydrophilic carrier. The shape and surface characteristics were determined by scanning electron microscopy using gold sputter technique. Particle sizes of both placebo and drug-loaded formulations(More)
The objective of the present work was to fabricate Eudragit RL 100-polyvinyl acetate films and evaluate their potential for transdermal drug delivery in a quest to develop a suitable transdermal therapeutic system for pinacidil. The polymeric films (composed of Eudragit RL100 and polyvinyl acetate in 2:8, 4:6, 6:4, 8:2 ratios in films P-1, P-2, P-3, P-4(More)
AIMS Transdermal therapeutic systems were developed using the polymers, Eudragit E 100 and polyvinyl pyrrolidone VA 64 in a film casting assembly. The medicated films were evaluated for physical properties, in vitro drug release studies, in vitro skin permeation studies, and pharmacodynamic studies. RESULTS The physical parameters were found to be very(More)
Monolithic transdermal therapeutic systems (TTS) were developed for sustained antihypertensive effect of losartan potassium using the polymers Eudragit E 100 and polyvinyl pyrrolidone VA 64. The developed formulations (polymeric films) were evaluated for physical characteristics, ex vivo (histopathology) and in vivo (pharmacokinetic studies).(More)
This article describes the preparation and characterization of solid lipid nanoparticles (SLNs) prepared with stearic acid (SLN-A) and a mixture of stearic acid and Compritol (SLN-B) as lipid matrix and poloxamer-188 as surfactant, using sodium taurocholate and ethanol as co-surfactant mixture, with a view to applying the SLN in topical ocular drug(More)
Pefloxacin mesylate is a flouroquinolone antibacterial drug effective in the treatment of bacterial conjunctivitis. The objective of the present work was to develop ocular inserts of pefloxacin mesylate and evaluate their potential for sustained ocular delivery. Reservoir-type ocular inserts were prepared by the film casting technique in teflon coated Petri(More)
Quantitative determination of gatifloxacin in tablets, solid lipid nanoparticles (SLNs) and eye-drops using a very simple and rapid chromatographic technique was validated and developed. Formulations were analyzed using a reverse phase SUPELCO® 516 C-18-DB, 50306-U, HPLC column (250 mm × 4.6 mm, 5 μm) and a mobile phase consisting of disodium hydrogen(More)