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Formulation and Evaluation of Mucoadhesive Buccal tablets using Nimodipine Solid Lipid Nanoparticles

  • Remya Prabhavathi Neelakandan
  • Divya R
  • Damodharan N


This study aimed to create and describe mucoadhesive nimodipine solid lipid nanoparticles as buccal tablets by altering the amounts of three polymers: Carbopol 934, Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose and Hydroxyethyl cellulose. The Nimodipine-loaded solid lipid nanoparticles (SLN) were formulated by high shear homogenization and ultrasonication process using palmitic and stearic acid as the lipid matrix and Tween-80 as the surfactant. The swelling properties of all formulations were investigated, and it was discovered that all formulations have a good swelling index at 6 hours. The surface pH of each batch varied between 5.6 and 6.1. The mucoadhesive strengths (15.3-29.5 g) varied with polymer concentrations, particularly Carbopol 934. All batches had considerably different dissolution profiles, ranging from a maximum release of 89.08% (at 8h in batch NT3) to a minimum release of 80.32% (at 8h in batch NT2). SLN formulations had the best results in both Entrapment efficiency and In-vitro drug release, showing that SLN may be a promising delivery strategy for improving Nimodipine release.



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Neelakandan, R. P. ., R, D. ., & N, D. . (2023). Formulation and Evaluation of Mucoadhesive Buccal tablets using Nimodipine Solid Lipid Nanoparticles. Nanofabrication, 8.




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