Oral sustained delivery of diclofenac sodium using calcium chondroitin sulfate matrix.

Chondroitin sulfate (CS) is a potential candidate for colon-specific drug carriers. However, the readily water-soluble nature limits its application as a solid-state drug-delivery vehicle. In this study, the CS formation of a polyelectrolyte complex (PEC) with Ca2+ (CS-Ca) was adapted to retain CS in a solid form for use in a drug-delivery system. Pre… CONTINUE READING