Lipid Vesicles and Nanoparticles for Non-invasive Topical and Transdermal Drug Delivery

Author(s): Maryam Shabbir*, Uzair Nagra, Muhammad Zaman, Asif Mahmood, Kashif Barkat.

Journal Name: Current Pharmaceutical Design

Volume 26 , Issue 18 , 2020

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The delivery of drugs, via different layers of skin, is challenging because it acts as a natural barrier and exerts hindrance against molecules to permeate into or through it. To overcome such obstacles, different noninvasive methods, like vehicle-drug interaction, modifications of the horny layer and nanoparticles have been suggested. The aim of the present review is to highlight some of the non-invasive methods for topical, diadermal and transdermal delivery of drugs. Special emphasis has been made on the information available in numerous research articles that put efforts in overcoming obstacles associated with barrier functions imposed by various layers of skin. Advances have been made in improving patient compliance that tends to avoid hitches involved in oral administration. Of particular interest is the use of lipid-based vesicles and nanoparticles for dermatological applications. These particulate systems can effectively interact and penetrate into the stratum corneum via lipid exchange and get distributed in epidermis and dermis. They also have the tendency to exert a systemic effect by facilitating the absorption of an active moiety into general circulation.

Keywords: Diadermal, lipid vesicles, nanoparticles, non-invasive, topical, transdermal.

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Year: 2020
Page: [2149 - 2166]
Pages: 18
DOI: 10.2174/1381612826666200114090659
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