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Research Journal of Topical and Cosmetic Sciences
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Some Aspects of Drug Delivery Through Nail: A Review
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur (Raj.), India
The nail is horny structure. Nail plate is responsible for penetration of drug across it. As it is hard enough the penetration becomes difficult, only a fraction of topical drug penetrates across it. Various nail diseases can be cured by achieving desired therapeutic concentration of drug by nail drug delivery system. Oral therapies are accompanied by systemic side effects and drug interactions, while topical therapies are limited by the low permeation rate through the nail plate. For the successful treatment of nail disease the applied active drug must permeate through the dense keratinized nail plate and reach deeper layers, the nail bed and the nail matrix. The purpose of this review is to highlight the understanding of physicochemical parameters that influence drug permeation through the nail plate in order to treat not only topical nail diseases but also to consider the possibility to reach systemic circulation and neighboring target sites.
Nail, Drug Delivery System, Therapeutic, Topical application.
Panchawat S. Some Aspects of Drug Delivery Through Nail: A Review. Res. J. Topical and Cosmetic Sci. 4(1): Jan. –June 2013 page 14-20.
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