NIOSOMES IN TARGETED DRUG DELIVERY: SOME RECENT ADVANCESAbstract
Niosomes are self assembled vesicles composed primarily of synthetic surfactants and cholesterol. They are analogous in structure to the more widely studied liposomes formed from biologically derived phospholipids. Niosomes represent an emerging class of novel vesicular systems. Niosome formation requires the presence of a particular class of amphiphile and aqueous solvent. In recent years a comprehensive research carried over niosome as a drug carrier. Various drugs are enlisted and tried in niosome surfactant vesicles. Niosomes proved to be a promising drug carrier and has potential to reduce the side effects of drugs and increased therapeutic effectiveness in various diseases.
Alemayehu Tarekegn, Nisha M Joseph, S Palani*, Anish Zacharia, Zelalem Ayenew
School of Pharmacy, College of Health Sciences, Mekelle University, Mekelle, Ethiopia
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