Disks for local delivery of amoxicillin to the buccal or gastric cavity were prepared using as starting polymer a polyaspartamide derivative. In particular, α,β-poly(N-2-hydroxyethyl)-DL-aspartamide (PHEA) was derivatized with glycidyl methacrylate (GMA) in order to synthesize PHG, a photo-cross-linkable and biodegradable polymer that gives rise to the formation of a chemical hydrogel (PHG-UV) by UV irradiation. This hydrogel was shaped as disks whose mucoadhesive properties have been confirmed by swelling measurements in phosphate buffer/citric acid solution at pH 7.0 in the presence of various concentrations of mucin. Swelling ability of PHG-UV disks was also evaluated in simulated salivary and gastric fluids. Amoxicillin was soaked into PHG-UV disks and its release was evaluated in simulated buccal and gastric conditions. The results obtained showed that the prepared disks also provide a reduction of the drug degradation in acidic medium.
|Numero di pagine||6|
|Rivista||Journal of Drug Delivery Science and Technology|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2005|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Pharmaceutical Science
Giammona, G., Pitarresi, G., Tripodo, G., & Pierro, P. (2005). DRUG DELIVERY FROM MUCOADHESIVE DISKS BASED ON A PHOTO-CROSS-LINKABLE POLYASPARTAMIDE DERIVATIVE. Journal of Drug Delivery Science and Technology, 15, 377-382.