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  • An in vitro investigation for vaginal bioadhesive formulations: bioadhesive properties and swelling states of polymer mixtures.

An in vitro investigation for vaginal bioadhesive formulations: bioadhesive properties and swelling states of polymer mixtures.

Farmaco (Societa chimica italiana : 1989) (2003-05-06)
E Baloğlu, M Ozyazici, S Y Hizarcioğlu, H A Karavana
ABSTRACT

Bioadhesive tablet formulations have been developed for mucosal application. Sixteen different bioadhesive tablet formulations were prepared and evaluated. Their bioadhesion to vaginal mucosa were studied by tensile testing method. The swelling behaviour of the tablets in three different solutions was also investigated. In addition, the effect of the formulations on pH of the medium was followed. The most favorable formulation resulted a mixture of Carbopol 934 and Pectin (2:1). The highest bioadhesive strength, the highest swelling volume and the lowest pH reduction were obtained with this formulation.

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Poly(ethylene-alt-maleic anhydride), average Mw 100,000-500,000, powder