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DRUG DELIVERY SYSTEM
Nanoparticles
Nanoparticles were used in topical/translingual delivery of the drug. in recent years this delivery
system had gained a lot of attention. nanoparticles can be applied on the nails in the form of
topical medication and also elude the adverse effects which were associated with oral dosage.
The insertion of nanoparticles enhances the drug targeting and also improves the permeation and
drug profile.
NANOCAPSULESNanocapsules are small drug delivery carriers with a solid or liquid core
surrounded by a polymeric shell on the outside. The core is commonly a lipophilic solvent, such
as oil, that is used to encase lipophilic/hydrophilic medicines. Nanocapsules are often made from
synthetic polymers such as poly[lactic acid] [PLA] and poly[lactide-co-glycolide] [PLGA].
Antifungal medications encapsulated in nanocapsules have a longer half-life, higher antifungal
efficacy, and better penetration. The use of nanocapsules to administer antifungal medicines for
onychomycosis is covered in the following research studies. The impact of the nail portion on
penetration has also been investigated. To observe the course and depth of nail penetration, a
series of tests with Nile Red and confocal microscopy using fluorescent marker into the nail plate
was used. The tioconazole-loaded nanocapsule formulation was discovered to provide a longer
and more consistent drug release. After 7 days of Nile red testing, a penetration depth of 90-160
m was discovered. Furthermore, the nail portion resulted in enhanced nanocapsule formulation
nail permeability.
Polymeric Nanoparticles
In the last few years to target various diseases polymeric nanoparticles have been exploited. this
had been shown that it has good biocompatibility, flexible designing, stability, and a longer
duration of action.it was also sed that it is useful n treating onychomycosis. for example,
synthesized polymeric nanoparticles of poly-[-caprolactone] loaded with Nile Red for topical
application imaging. Microneedle poration was used to open up pores in the nails, making it
easier for fluorescent probe-loaded polymeric nanoparticles to penetrate. The pathway was
visualized using laser scanning confocal microscopy. Following that, two-photon fluorescence
and stimulated Raman scattering microscopies were used to track and examine the Nile Red
loaded polymeric nanoparticles' fate. The procedures for monitoring the release of polymeric
nanoparticles were successful, and the release was sustained. Fluorescent probe distribution into
deeper sections of the nail was aided by microneedle poration. The findings back with the idea
that polymeric nanoparticles can act as drug reservoirs in the deeper layers of the nail and
microneedle30dle.
Nanoemulsion
Nanoemulsion is the method in which it consists of a droplet of a mixture of lipids and
surfactants within the size range of 10-500nm.it includes all the essential characters for
onychomycosis like stability, improving solubilization issues, enhancing the targeting action, and
permeation. this method is the best alteration for the less stable liposomes. sometimes this
delivery system has been delivered in the form of nanoemulgel. Mahtab et al. [2016] created a
Ketoconazole nanoemul-gel with a permeability enhancer for translingual drug delivery and
tested its efficiency in reducing dermatophyte growth in vitro. The cumulative drug released a3
from formulations NE3, NEG1, and drug solution in vitro was determined to be 98.87 1.29,
84.42 2.78 percent, and 54.86 2.19 percent, respectively, at the end of 24 hours. Ex vivo studies
of translingual permeation were carried out. When compared to drug solution, the antifungal
action of NEG1 on Trichophyton rubrum and Candida albicans exhibited a considerable zone of
inhibition. The results showed that using ketoconazole nanoemulgel increased permeability.
Nanovesicles
Vesicular systems have long been a safe and effective technique to penetrate the skin. Although
vesicles such as liposomes, ethosomes, and transferases have demonstrated their efficacy as drug
delivery vehicles, a novel class of vesicles known as penetration boosting vesicles has also
shown promise [59]. These nanovesicles have also been used to treat nail fungal diseases via
translingual administration. The research that was done is mentioned below. For transungual
delivery, Bseiso et al. [2015] produced and studied nanovesicles loaded with sertaconazole.
Different nail penetration enhancers were used to make nano- penetration enhancing vesicles
[nPEVs], which were then characterized. The selected nPEVs formula was compared to the
commercially available Dermofix cream. The best nail penetration enhancer for integration into
vesicles was discovered to be N-acetyl-L-cysteine.
Sertaconazole encapsulation[A1] efficiency in PHEVs ranged from 77 to 100%. Elsherif et al.
[2016] developed terbinafine hydrochloride in a spanlastic nano-vesicular carrier for transungual
drug administration. To investigate the effects of various formulation and process factors, a full
factorial design was used. It was possible to get an improved formulation with high entrapment
effectiveness [62.35 8.91 percent], an average particle size of 438.45 70.5 nm, and a 29.57 0.93.
After 2 and 8 hours, the drug release was 59.53 1.73 percent and 59.53 1.73 percent,
respectively. A human cadaver nail plate was also used in an ex vivo investigation. The findings
confirmed that nanovesicular spanlastics had promising effects for delivering Terbinafine trans-
ungally for onychomycosis [60].
3.2. Liposomes
Liposomes are unilamellar or multilamellar vesicles prepared out of
lipid particles, majorly phospholipids and cholesterol, they are arranged into
bilayered phospholipid vesicles with an aqueous center and phospholipid outer membrane.
Because the structure is comparable to that of a natural membrane, it has a unique property for
drug transport. Liposomes have been demonstrated to be effective in the transport of both
hydrophilic and hydrophobic drugs. Because of their advantages such as biocompatibility,
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