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  1. Formulation and invivo evaluation of mucoadhesive microspheres embedded clerodendrum phlomidis (cp) extract for prolonged antidiabetic activity Download Article

    K. Jesindha Beyatricks, S. Kavimani, Habeela Jainab, ShivaKumar, Bindhu
    • Article Type: Research Article
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    In this study an attempt was made to prepare mucoadhesive microcapsules of Clerodendrum phlomidis extract using alginate polymers for prolonged release. Encapsulation of extract into sodium alginate polymer was done by ionic-gelation technique. In vivo testing of the mucoadhesive microcapsules in diabetic albino rats demonstrated significant antidiabetic effect of extract. The hypoglycemic effect obtained by mucoadhesive microcapsules was for more than 16 h whereas plain CP extract produced an antidiabetic effect for only 4 h suggesting that mucoadhesive microcapsules are a valuable system for the long term delivery of CP extract. In-vivo data obtained over a 120-h period indicate that CP extract loaded alginate microspheres from batch F7 showed the better glycemic control than control and a commercial brand of the drug.

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