Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Niosomes

Formulation and Evaluation Studies of Glimepiride Loaded Niosomes

Rohit Kumar; Shefali Srivastava; Utkarsh Verma; Nidhi Bhatt

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2021, Volume 8, Issue 3, Pages 2315-2321

The management of infectious diseases and immunization has experienced a transformative
change in recent years. The advent in biotechnology and genetic engineering has created a
number of disease-specific biological. However the focus on successfully delivering
thesebiological is a challenge. Niosomes are vesicles made of non-ionic surfactants that are
biodegradable, non-toxic, more durable, and less costly. In the present work, Glimepirideentrapped
niosomes were produced utilizing an ether injection method with various
cholesterol (CHOL) and Span-60 ratios (1:1, 1:2, and 1:3). In this analysis, the ether injection
approach to insert Glimepiride into niosomes was investigated. In the case of ether injection
process, the prepared niosomesranges from 0.662 to 1.713 μm in size. In-vitro release tests on
Glimepiride niosomes displayed 98.3% release for formulations prepared with CHOL: Span-
60 (1:1) and a release duration of 0 to 24 hours. It has been observed that with the increase in
concentration of Span-60, the order of encapsulation quality had improved. The impact of
varying non-ionic surfactant and cholesterol composition on properties such as zeta potential,
drug quality, vesicle scale, and drug release were tested in an assessment analysis. Based on
the findings of this study, it is possible to infer that the developed noisome formulation of
Glimepiride has considerable potential in the treatment of diabetes due to its prolonged