Sat, 16 Dec 2017

Formulation and Evaluation of Fucidin Topical Gel Containing Wound Healing Modifiers

MD Mazher Ahmed1, Mohammed Asadullah Jahangir1, MA Saleem2*, Imran Kazmi3, P. Durga Bhavani4, Abdul Muheem5

1. Department of Pharmaceutics, Luqman College of Pharmacy, Gulbarga, India.

2. HOD, Department of Pharmaceutics, Luqman College of Pharmacy, Gulbarga, India.

3. Department of Pharmacognosy, Glocal University, Saharanpur, India.

4. Department of Pharmaceutics, SSJ College of Pharmacy, Hyderabad, India.

5. Department of Pharmaceutics, Faculty of Pharmacy, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India.


ABSTRACT

Fucidin, a topical antibacterial agent indicated in the treatment of bacterial infections. It works by interfering with bacterial protein synthesis, specifically by preventing the translocation of the elongation factor G (EF-G) from the ribosome. The aim of the present study was to prepare topical gel by using gel forming polymers along with chitosan and to study the effect of the concentration of polymers, effect of alone Fucidin, combined effect of Aloe Vera with vitamin C on different gel parameters and wound healing activity. The gel formulations were prepared by soaking method using Carbopol 934p as gelling agent/gel base. IR spectroscopy studies suggested that the formulations prepared is a physical mixture and the drug is compatible with other excipients. The prepared gel formulations were evaluated for drug content, pH and rheological parameters like viscosity, spreadability and extrudability. The percentage release of Fucidin from plain gel was slow as compared to other drug loaded gel formulations. The formulation (F8) showed maximum percentage release (99.56%). All the gel formulations showed more than 80% reduction in wound contraction. The gel formulation containing Fucidin along with 1% chitosan and 1% sodium alginate showed 99.4% reduction in wound area after 12 days.

Keywords: Fucidin, Vitamin-C, Sodium Alginate, Aloe Vera, Chitosan, Wound healing.


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