Cyclodextrins in pharmacy - An overview

N. Kanaka Durga Devi, A. Prameela Rani, M. Muneer Aved, K. SaiKumar, J. Kaushik, V. Sowjanya

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Cyclodextrins are a group of compounds that enhances permeability through biological membrane, by which they act as permeation enhancers. In this present review article, the history, chemical structure, synthesis,physico-chemical properties,uses, complexation phenomenon, approaches for making inclusion complexes, and its charecterisation, advantages of inclusion complexes, mechanism of drug release, regulatory status, and applications of cyclodextrins have been explained neatly and legibly. The future prospects of CD and its derivatives are quite bright since they possess remarkably unique properties of forming inclusion complexes with drugs. An increasingly number of drugs being developed today have problem of poor solubility, bioavailability and permeability. CDs can serve as useful tools in the hands of pharmaceutical scientists for optimizing the drug delivery. © 2009, JGPT.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Global Pharma Technology
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2010


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