Formulation, Development and Evaluation of Ibuprofen Loaded Nano-transferosomal Gel for the Treatment of Psoriasis

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Marwa H. Abdallah
Amr S. Abu Lila
Md. Khalid Anwer
El-Sayed Khafagy
Muqtader Mohammad
Mahmoud S. Soliman


The present work was aimed to develop a transferosomal gel of ibuprofen (IBU) for the amelioration of psoriasis like inflammation. Three formulation of IBU loaded transferosomes (TFs1-TFs3) were prepared using different proportions of lipid (phospholipon 90H) and surfactant (tween 80) and further evaluated for vesicle size, zeta potential (ZP), entrapment efficiency and in vitro drug release. The IBU loaded transferosomes (TFs2) was optimized with vesicle size (217±8.4 nm), PDI (0.102), ZP (-31.5±4.3 mV), entrapment efficiency (88.4±6.9%) and drug loading (44.2±2.9%). Further, the optimized IBU loaded transferosomes (TFs2) was incorporated into 1% carbopol 934 gel base and characterized for homogeneity, extrudability, viscosity and drug content. The in vivo pharmacodynamic study of gel exhibited reduction in psoriasis like inflammation in mice. The ibuprofen loaded transferosomal gel was successfully developed and has shown the potential to be a new therapy against psoriasis like inflammation.

Ibuprofen, transferosomes, gel, psoriasis.

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Abdallah, M. H., Lila, A. S. A., Anwer, M. K., Khafagy, E.-S., Mohammad, M., & S. Soliman, M. (2019). Formulation, Development and Evaluation of Ibuprofen Loaded Nano-transferosomal Gel for the Treatment of Psoriasis. Journal of Pharmaceutical Research International, 31(6), 1-8.
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