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Abstract

Topical delivery of flurbiprofen from pluronic lecithin organogel

Author(s): MS Pandey, VS Belgamwar, SJ Surana
Department of Pharmaceutics, R. C. Patel Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Shirpur-425 405, India

Correspondence Address:
V S Belgamwar Department of Pharmaceutics, R. C. Patel Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Shirpur-425 405 India [email protected]


The purpose of this research is to formulate and evaluate the suitability of pluronic lecithin organogels containing flurbiprofen for topical application. Four formulations were developed using flurbiprofen, lecithin, Pluronic F127, isopropyl palmitate, water, sorbic acid and potassium sorbate were coded as FL1, FL2, FL3 and FL4. All the formulations carried 30% w/w of lecithin phase and 70% w/w of Pluronic phase. The formulated organogels were evaluated for appearance and feel psychorheologically, in vitro diffusion study, drug content, viscosity and pH. Release of flurbiprofen from all formulations was monitored via dialysis membrane-70 and Wistar rat skin as a semipermeable membrane into phosphate buffer saline (0.2 M, pH 7.4) using Keshary-Chien diffusion cell. The viscosities of different formulations were determined by using Brookfield Viscometer at 25°. An attempt has been made to explore the potential of pluronic lecithin organogels for topical delivery of flurbiprofen.

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