Formulation and in vitro characterization of poly(dl-lactide-co-glycolide)/Eudragit RLPO or RS30D nanoparticles as an oral carrier of levofloxacin hemihydrate.

Abstract

The main objective of this study was to design positively charged Levofloxacin Hemihydrate (Levo-h)-loaded nanoparticles with improved entrapment efficiency and antibacterial activity. PLGA alone or in combinations with Eudragit® RLPO or RS30D with or without positively charged inducing agent; 1,2-dioleoyl-3-trimethylammonium-propane, chloride salt (DOTAP); were used for preparation of nanoparticles. Blending between PLGA and Eudragit® RLPO or RS30D with inclusion of DOTAP caused a marked increase in entrapment efficiency and switched zeta potential from negative to positive. Nanoparticle formulations; NR3 (Levo-h:PLGA:Eudragit® RLPO; 1:1:1 w/w with DOTAP) and NS3 (Levo-h:PLGA:Eudragit® RS30D; 1:1:1 w/w with DOTAP) that possess high positive zeta potential (59.3 ± 7.5 and 55.1 ± 8.2 mV, respectively) and Efficient Levo-h entrapment (89.54 ± 1.5 and 77.65 ± 1.8%, respectively) were selected for further examinations; in vitro release, physical stability and microbiological study. NR3 and NS3 showed significant sustained release of Levo-h. NR3 and NS3 exhibited good stability after storage at room temperature. Microbiological assay showed strengthened antibacterial activity of NR3 against both types of gram-negative bacteria (E. coli, Ps. aeruginosa) and of NS3 against Ps. aeruginosa compared to free Levo-h solution. NR3 and NS3 appear to be promising oral delivery system for Levo-h.

DOI: 10.3109/10837450.2015.1041044

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@article{Hasan2016FormulationAI, title={Formulation and in vitro characterization of poly(dl-lactide-co-glycolide)/Eudragit RLPO or RS30D nanoparticles as an oral carrier of levofloxacin hemihydrate.}, author={Azza A Hasan and Shereen A Sabry and Marwa H. Abdallah and Dalia A El-Damasy}, journal={Pharmaceutical development and technology}, year={2016}, volume={21 6}, pages={655-63} }