Advanced Pharmaceutical and Herbal Nanoscience for Targeted Drug Delivery Systems Part I

Niosomes: A Revolutionary Progress in the Field of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Author(s): Jiyauddin Khan*, Deepak Prashar and Ram Kumar Sahu

Pp: 257-267 (11)

DOI: 10.2174/9789815036510122010015

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


Niosomes are widely used nowadays as a novel drug delivery system. The amphiphilic nature of the niosomal drug delivery system provides an added advantage for a large number of newly discovered drugs. In this context, the bilayered structure of the niosomes helps in modifying various parameters involved in drug encapsulation. The niosomal drug delivery system also helps in altering the bioavailability, enhancing the skin permeability, and improving the drug interaction at the targeted sites. The present chapter focuses on the factors that influence niosomes formation, advantages and disadvantages of niosomal drug delivery systems, the formulation of niosomes in herbal products, their future prospects, commercial benefits as well as availability.

Keywords: Drug Delivery Systems, Encapsulation, Niosomes, Vesicular Delivery

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