Microemulsion-based media as novel drug delivery systems

M J Lawrence, G D Rees

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Abstract

Microemulsions are clear, stable, isotropic mixtures of oil; water and surfactant, frequently in combination with a cosurfactant. These systems are currently of interest to the pharmaceutical scientist because of their considerable potential to act as drug delivery vehicles by incorporating a wide range of drug molecules. In order to appreciate the potential of microemulsions as delivery vehicles, this review gives an overview of the formation and phase behaviour and characterization of microemulsions. The use of microemulsions and closely related microemulsion-based systems as drug delivery vehicles is reviewed, with particular emphasis being placed on recent developments and future directions.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberN/A
Pages (from-to)89 - 121
Number of pages33
JournalADVANCED DRUG DELIVERY REVIEWS
Volume45
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Dec 2000

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