Expedition of Eudragit® Polymers in the Development of Novel Drug Delivery Systems

Author(s): Sunil Kumar Jain, Akhlesh K. Jain, Kuldeep Rajpoot*

Journal Name: Current Drug Delivery

Volume 17 , Issue 6 , 2020

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Eudragit® polymer has been widely used in film-coating for enhancing the quality of products over other materials (e.g., shellac or sugar). Eudragit® polymers are obtained synthetically from the esters of acrylic and methacrylic acid. For the last few years, they have shown immense potential in the formulations of conventional, pH-triggered, and novel drug delivery systems for incorporating a vast range of therapeutics including proteins, vitamins, hormones, vaccines, and genes. Different grades of Eudragit® have been used for designing and delivery of therapeutics at a specific site via the oral route, for instance, in stomach-specific delivery, intestinal delivery, colon-specific delivery, mucosal delivery. Further, these polymers have also shown their great aptitude in topical and ophthalmic delivery. Moreover, available literature evidences the promises of distinct Eudragit® polymers for efficient targeting of incorporated drugs to the site of interest. This review summarizes some potential researches that are being conducted by eminent scientists utilizing the distinct grades of Eudragit® polymers for efficient delivery of therapeutics at various sites of interest.

Keywords: Eudragit®, stomach-specific, colon-specific, ophthalmic, drug delivery, gene delivery.

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Year: 2020
Page: [448 - 469]
Pages: 22
DOI: 10.2174/1567201817666200512093639
Price: $65

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