DOI: 10.21276/ajptr
Sun, 21 Apr 2019

Formulation and Evaluation of Solid Lipid Nanoparticles containing Clotrimazole


Madhushri M*1, R. S. Thakur1, Kiran K Jadhav2, Ronak N. Patel1


1. Department of Pharmaceutics, Krupanidhi College of Pharmacy, Chikkabellandur, Carmelram, Bangalore-570035, Karnataka, India

2. Sr. Executive, Plethico Pharmaceuticals Limited, Indore, MP, India



The purpose of this research was to develop a desired topical formulation containing clotrimazole for treatment of fungal infections like eczema, itching, pruritis etc. Topical formulation enriched with SLN of clotrimazole were prepared. The solid lipid nanoparticulate dispersion of clotrimazole was prepared by hot homogenization technique using polymers like Carbopol 934, mannitol and PEG 6000. The nanoparticulate dispersion was evaluated for various parameters such as physical evaluations, particle size, diffusion studies, DSC, SEM, stability studies. The solid lipid nanoparticulate dispersion showed mean particle size less than 1000 nm. Differential scanning Calorimetry studies revealed no drug excipient incompatibility. Diffusion studies release profile of clotrimazole from nanoparticulate dispersion showed prolonged drug release. And all other evaluations were found to be complied the limits. Thus it can be concluded that formulation of SLN containing clotrimazole can be successfully formulated to localize the drug in the skin for to treat topical fungal infections.

KEYWORDS: Solid lipid nanoparticles (SLN), Clotrimazole, Hot homogenization, fungal infections.

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