In-Vitro and In-Vivo Evaluation of Supersaturable Self-Nanoemulsifying Drug Delivery System (SNEDDS) of Dutasteride

Author(s): Poonguzhali Subramanian, P. S. Rajnikanth*, Manish Kumar, Kumarappan Chidambram

Journal Name: Current Drug Delivery

Volume 17 , Issue 1 , 2020

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Objective: A novel, Supersaturable Self-Nanoemulsifying Drug Delivery System (S-SNEDDS) has been prepared to improve the Dutasteride's poor aqueous solubility.

Methods: By adding Hydroxy Propyl Methyl Cellulose (HPMC) as a precipitation inhibitor to conventional SNEDDS, a supersaturable system was prepared. Firstly, the prepared SNEDDS played an important role in increasing the aqueous solubility and hence oral absorption due to nano-range size. Secondly, the S-SNEDDS found to be advantageous over SNEDDS for having a higher drug load and inhibition of dilution precipitation of Dutasteride. Formulated S-SNEDDS (F1-F9) ranged from 37.42 ± 1.02 to 68.92 ± 0.09 nm with PDI 0.219-0.34 and drug loading of over 95 percent.

Results: The study of in-vitro dissolution revealed higher dissolution for S-SNEDDS compared to SNEDDS and Avodart soft gelatin capsule as a commercial product. In addition, higher absorption was observed for S-SNEDDS showing approximately 1.28 and 1.27 fold AUC (0-24h) and Cmax compared to commercial products. Therefore, S-SNEDDS has proven as a novel drug delivery system with a higher drug load, higher self-emulsification efficiency, higher stability, higher dissolution and pronounced absorption.

Conclusion: In conclusion, S-SNEDDS could be a newly emerging approach to enhance aqueous solubility in many folds for drugs belonging to BCS Class II and IV and thus absorption and oral bioavailability.

Keywords: Supersaturated Self-Nanoemulsifying Drug Delivery (S-SNEDDS), Hydroxy Propyl Methyl Cellulose (HPMC), Dutasteride, higher self-emulsification efficiency, Poor Aqueous Solubility, Nano-emulsion.

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Year: 2020
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