Development of Microemulsion Based Nabumetone Transdermal Delivery for Treatment of Arthritis

Author(s): Swati C. Jagdale*, Gokul K. Deore, Anuruddha R. Chabukswar

Journal Name: Recent Patents on Drug Delivery & Formulation
Continued as Recent Advances in Drug Delivery and Formulation

Volume 12 , Issue 2 , 2018

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Background: Nabumetone is biopharmaceutics classification system (BCS) class II drug, widely used in the treatment of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. The most frequently reported adverse reactions for the drug involve disturbance in gastrointestinal tract, diarrhea, dyspepsia and abdominal pain. Microemulgel has advantages of microemulsion for improving solubility for hydrophobic drug. Patent literature had shown that the work for drug has been carried on spray chilling, enteric coated tablet, and topical formulation which gave an idea for present research work for the development of transdermal delivery.

Objective: The objective of the present research work was to optimize transdermal microemulgel delivery for Nabumetone for the treatment of arthritis.

Methods: Oil, surfactant and co-surfactant were selected based on solubility study of the drug. Gelling agents used were Carbopol 934 and HPMC K100M. Optimization was carried out using 32 factorial design. Characterization and evaluation were carried out for microemulsion and microemulsion based gel.

Results: Field emission-scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM) study of the microemulsion revealed globules of 50-200 nm size. Zeta potential -9.50 mV indicated good stability of microemulsion. Globule size measured by dynamic light scattering (zetasizer) was 160nm. Design expert gave optimized batch as F7 which contain 0.2% w/w drug, 4.3% w/w liquid paraffin, 0.71% w/w tween 80, 0.35% w/w propylene glycol, 0.124% w/w Carbopol 934, 0.187% w/w HPMC K100M and 11.68% w/w water. In-vitro diffusion study for F7 batch showed 99.16±2.10 % drug release through egg membrane and 99.15±2.73% drug release in ex-vivo study.

Conclusion: Nabumetone microemulgel exhibiting good in-vitro and ex-vivo controlled drug release was optimized.

Keywords: Nabumetone, microemulsion, gel, arthritis, transdermal, delivery.

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Year: 2018
Published on: 26 February, 2018
Page: [130 - 149]
Pages: 20
DOI: 10.2174/1872211312666180227091059
Price: $65

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