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Brazilian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences

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MADHAV, Nookala Venkala Satheesh; OJHA, Abhijeet  and  JAISWAL, Vishakha. A smart approach for delivery of aripiprazole via oro-soft palatal mucosal route for improved therapeutic efficacy. Braz. J. Pharm. Sci. [online]. 2018, vol.54, n.3, e17382.  Epub Nov 29, 2018. ISSN 2175-9790.

Effective management of schizophrenia, acute mania, mixed episodes associated with bipolar disorders, and depression can be managed with aripiprazole moiety. In the present research work an attempt was made to minimize the dose related side effects thus improving the quality life of the patients. A novel biopolymer was isolated from the fruits of Trachyspermum ammi. Ten optimized nanosized aripiprazole loaded formulations were prepared in 1-5% concentration of biopolymer (FA1-FA5) and sodium CMC (FM1-FM5) by solvent casting technique. The formulated flexy films were evaluated for thickness, folding endurance, weight uniformity, surface pH, mucoadhesivity, In-vitro drug release studies, In-vivo pharmacodynamic study and stability studies. The isolated biopolymer showed inbuilt fimability and mucoadhesivity and consists of carbonyl, hydroxyl and thiocarbonyl functional groups. All formulations showed folding endurance from 153 to 170, mucoadhesion time in the range of 24-48hrs., and in-vitro drug release was performed using dynamic Franz Diffusion cell and analyzed using BIT-SOFTWARE. The experimental animals showed improved activity score on actophotometer. The formulated nanosized aripiprazole loaded bio-flexy films showed pharmacotherapeutic response. Conclusion can be drawn that optimized formulation showed effective Pharmacodynamic activity and can be used as for improving therapeutic efficacy of aripiprazole through this platform.

Keywords : Aripiprazole/therapeutic efficacy; Nanosized; Mucoadhesive; Schizophrenia; Oro-soft palatal mucosal route.

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