Cytisine (CYT) is a powerful anti-smoking compound which could greatly benefit from transbuccal delivery because of both its unfavorable pharmacokinetics after oral administration and its intrinsic ability to permeate the buccal mucosa. This work aims to design CYT-loaded buccal thin films suitable for transbuccal drug delivery due to its capability of promoting the interaction between CYT and the buccal membrane. The solvent casting method was employed to prepare several thin films combining various excipients such as matrixing polymers, mucoadhesion agents, plasticizers and other compounds as humectants and sweeteners, component ratios and solvents. A total of 36 compositions was prepared and four of them emerged as the most promising in terms of aspect and flexibility. They all demonstrated homogeneity, thinness, low swelling degree, and controlled drug release according to the Power Law and Peppas-Sahlin mathematical models. Mainly, they proved able to interact with the ex vivo porcine buccal mucosa producing mucoadhesive effects, and act as potent permeation enhancers. In particular, Film B emerged as suitable as it produced a 10.6-fold Kp enhancement and a great Js value (52.33 μg/cm2·h-1), even when compared to highly concentrated CYT solutions.

De Caro, V., Angellotti, G., D'Agostino, F., Di Prima, G. (2022). Buccal Thin Films as Potent Permeation Enhancers for Cytisine Transbuccal Delivery. MEMBRANES, 12(11) [10.3390/membranes12111169].

Buccal Thin Films as Potent Permeation Enhancers for Cytisine Transbuccal Delivery

De Caro, Viviana
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Conceptualization
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Angellotti, Giuseppe
Secondo
Investigation
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Di Prima, Giulia
Ultimo
Conceptualization
2022-11-21

Abstract

Cytisine (CYT) is a powerful anti-smoking compound which could greatly benefit from transbuccal delivery because of both its unfavorable pharmacokinetics after oral administration and its intrinsic ability to permeate the buccal mucosa. This work aims to design CYT-loaded buccal thin films suitable for transbuccal drug delivery due to its capability of promoting the interaction between CYT and the buccal membrane. The solvent casting method was employed to prepare several thin films combining various excipients such as matrixing polymers, mucoadhesion agents, plasticizers and other compounds as humectants and sweeteners, component ratios and solvents. A total of 36 compositions was prepared and four of them emerged as the most promising in terms of aspect and flexibility. They all demonstrated homogeneity, thinness, low swelling degree, and controlled drug release according to the Power Law and Peppas-Sahlin mathematical models. Mainly, they proved able to interact with the ex vivo porcine buccal mucosa producing mucoadhesive effects, and act as potent permeation enhancers. In particular, Film B emerged as suitable as it produced a 10.6-fold Kp enhancement and a great Js value (52.33 μg/cm2·h-1), even when compared to highly concentrated CYT solutions.
Settore CHIM/09 - Farmaceutico Tecnologico Applicativo
https://www.mdpi.com/2077-0375/12/11/1169
De Caro, V., Angellotti, G., D'Agostino, F., Di Prima, G. (2022). Buccal Thin Films as Potent Permeation Enhancers for Cytisine Transbuccal Delivery. MEMBRANES, 12(11) [10.3390/membranes12111169].
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