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Clinical Group

Journal of HIV for Clinical and Scientific Research

ISSN: 2455-3786



Abstract Open Access
Research Article PTZAID:JHCSR-2-106

Development of Mucoadhesive Gel Microbicide to Target Mucosal HIV Reservoirs

Ranjita Shegokar and Kamalinder K Singh*

The wide use of microbicide is mainly depends on its effectiveness, less frequent application,

ready availability and most importantly cost. The aim of this work was to develop affordable microbicide

mucoadhesive gel formulation of synthetic anti HIV drug, stavudine and to characterise it in terms

of its physical properties, mucoadhesiveness and spreadability. The purpose of the present study

was also to compare different dissolution media used for in vitro release of vaginal dosage form. The

gels were tested for antimicrobial, spermicidal and anti-HIV activity. Gels prepared using Carbopols

and Polycarbophil were transparent and homogenous and had excellent mucoadhesion index - and

showed fast drug release profile. Gels showed very good antimicrobial action against pathological


Published on: Dec 18, 2014 Pages: 1-7

Full Text PDF Full Text HTML DOI: 10.17352/2455-3786.000006


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