DOI: 10.21276/ajptr
Fri, 21 Jun 2019

Formulation and Evaluation of Etoricoxib Topical Gel using Different Gelling Agent and Different Penetration Enhancer

Dinesh Chandra*1, Sarvesh Kumar Singh1, Jayant Kumar Maurya 1, Santosh Singh1, Vikash  Mishra1, Ravi Rai2

1. Kamla Nehru Institute of Management and Technology, Sultanpur, India.

2. M.I.T, meerut, India.


The present investigation has been undertaken with aim to formulation and evaluation of etoricoxib gel with different gelling agent and different penetration enhancer. Etoricoxib is highly selective cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitor. In this present study gel with carbopol, HPMC and Na-CMC as gelling agent prepared with different penetration enhancer like propyl glycol, oleic acid. Menthol oil. Formulation were evaluated for pH, stability study, spreadibilty, extrudabilty, bioadhesive (ex-vivo), skin irritation, viscosity, appearance and In-vitro drug diffusion. The formulation of Etoricoxib topical gel was prepared using carbopol, HPMC and Na-cmc in three batches A, B and C. With the consideration of all formulation characteristic and parameter we selected batch-A formulation for further study of anti-inflammatory and anti-analgesic activity. It was concluded that the Etoricoxib gel formulation containing carbopol with increase concentration of propyl glycol 10% and 2% oleic acid (OA) was suitable for topical application and it shows comparable result with market product and shows much better result of formulation, anti-inflammatory and anti-analgesic activity.

Keywords: Etoricoxib, topical gel, Carbopol, HPMC, Sodium CMC, Propyl glycol, Oleic acid, Anti-inflammatory activity, Anti-analgesic activity.

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