ABACAVIR LOADED NANOPARTICLES: PREPARATION, PHYSICOCHEMICAL CHARACTERIZATION AND IN VITRO EVALUATION

Journal Title: Universal Journal of Pharmaceutical Research - Year 2016, Vol 1, Issue 2

Abstract

The present study deals with the formulation and evaluation of Abacavir nanoparticles. Abacavir is an anti-retroviral drug; it is used in treatment of AIDS. Abacavir nanoparticles were formulated by solvent displacement method using Eudragit RL-100, chitosan and Poloxamer-188. Nanoparticles were characterized by determining its particle size, drug entrapment efficiency, particle morphological character and in-vitro drug release. Particle size range of nanoparticles was in the range of 121.4-140.6 nm. Zeta potential of formulations was determined, and it was found in range of 16.5-20.45 mv. The in-vitro release of nanoparticles were carried out which exhibited a sustained release of Abacavir from nanoparticles up to 10 hrs. The study concludes that nanoparticles can be a promising drug delivery system for sustained release of Abacavir in terms of increased bioavailability.

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Felix Sunday Yusuf, Yunus A A, Dingwoke Francis John, Udokwu Japheth Chigbo

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  • EP ID EP36366
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.22270/ujpr.v1i2.R2
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Felix Sunday Yusuf, Yunus A A, Dingwoke Francis John, Udokwu Japheth Chigbo (2016). ABACAVIR LOADED NANOPARTICLES: PREPARATION, PHYSICOCHEMICAL CHARACTERIZATION AND IN VITRO EVALUATION. Universal Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, 1(2), -. https://europub.co.uk/articles/-A-36366