Emulgel – Emerging as a Smarter Value-Added Product Line Extension for Topical Preparation

Authors

  • Neelam Patel SAL Institute of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutics, Ahmedabad, Gujarat – 380060, India
  • Sunita Chaudhary Arihant School of Pharmacy and Bio- Research Institute, Department of Pharmaceutics, Ahmedabad, Gujarat -382421, India
  • Ankit Chaudhary Saraswati Institute of Pharmaceutical Science, Department of Pharmaceutical Analysis, Gandhinagar, Gujarat-382355, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.35652/IGJPS.2022.12008

Keywords:

Emulgel, Hydrophobic drug, Topical product, Semisolid

Abstract

Topical products applied to skin in consistency from liquids to powder in formulation but the most popular product is semisolid preparation. In semisolid preparation comparison with others, the use of gels has been emerged for both in dermatology and cosmetology. Despite of many advantages of gels one limitation for in delivery of hydrophobic drug moiety. Emulgel technique contains both oil and aqueous gel base so it can be used for hydrophobic drugs. Emulgel technique also useful for product line extension for drug available in ointment and cream formulation. Emulgel can also provide local concentration of drug in affected area so it is more effective than regular gel in curative aspects and more depth permeation of drug. Emulgel are thermodynamically stable systems having several features like enhanced permeability; prolong drug release, stability of emulsion and good thermodynamic stability. From this review, we get the knowledge about emulgel formulation, advantages, characterization and recent advances in the research field. © 2022 iGlobal Research and Publishing Foundation. All rights reserved.

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Published

2022-01-31

How to Cite

Patel, N., Chaudhary, S., & Chaudhary, A. (2022). Emulgel – Emerging as a Smarter Value-Added Product Line Extension for Topical Preparation. Indo Global Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences (IGJPS), 12, 92–103. https://doi.org/10.35652/IGJPS.2022.12008

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