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Eudragit, a Nifty Polymer for Anticancer Preparations: A Patent Review

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Priyanka Kriplani* and Kumar Guarve   Pages 1 - 10 ( 10 )

Abstract:


Background: Polymers are the backbone of modern pharmaceutical formulations and drug delivery technologies. Polymers that may be natural, synthetic, or semisynthetic are used to control the release of drugs in a pre-programmed fashion. The drug delivery systems are mainly prepared to enhance the bioavailability, site-specific release, sustained release, controlled release, i.e., to modify the release of drug from dosage form may be a tablet, capsule, etc.

Objective: The objective of the present study is to overview the recent patents concerning the application of eudragit in the prevention of cancer and other ailments. Eudragit polymers are polymethacrylates and may be anionic, cationic, or non-ionic polymers of methacrylic acid, dimethylaminoethyl methacrylates, and methacrylic acid esters in varying ratios. Eudragit is available in various grades with solubilities at different pH, thus helping the formulators design the preparation to have a well-defined release pattern.

Methods: In this review, patent applications of eudragit in various drug delivery systems employed to cure mainly cancer are covered.

Results: Eudragit has proved its potential as a polymer to control the release of drugs as coating polymer and formation of the matrix in various delivery systems. It can increase the bioavailability of the drug by site-specific drug delivery and can reduce the side effects/toxicity associated with anticancer drugs.

Conclusion: The potential of eudragit to carry the drug may unclutter novel ways for therapeutic intercessions in various tumors.

Keywords:

Brain, breast, cancer, colon, eudragit, lung, polymer, prostate.

Affiliation:

Guru Gobind Singh college of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutics, #1685/17,Huda jagadhri, Jagadhri , Guru Gobind Singh college of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutics, #1685/17,Huda jagadhri, Jagadhri



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