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An attempt has been made to design suitable niosome-encapsulated drug delivery system for ciprofloxacin and norfloxacin. Encapsulation of ciprofloxacin and norfloxacin in niosomes was investigated and the nasal and intestinal absorption of the products studied. More than 80% of the drugs were successfully encapsulated to give products with sustained release characteristics. Encapsulation in niosomes also improved the stability of the antibacterial compounds. Although the systemic availability of these niosome-encapsulated antibacterial compounds was not increased after nasal administration, intestinal absorption was significantly higher in comparison with that of plain inclusion complexes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145-149
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 02-1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmaceutical Science

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