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Chitosan-based systems aimed at local application for vaginal infections

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Autor(es):
Sousa Araujo, Victor Hugo [1] ; Chaves de Souza, Mauricio Palmeira [1] ; Carvalho, Gabriela Correa [1] ; Duarte, Jonatas Lobato [1] ; Chorilli, Marlus [1]
Número total de Autores: 5
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Sao Paulo State Univ, Sch Pharmaceut Sci, Araraquara, SP - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 1
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: Carbohydrate Polymers; v. 261, JUN 1 2021.
Citações Web of Science: 0
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Vaginal administration is a promising route for the local treatment of infectious vaginal diseases since it can bypass the first-pass metabolism, drug interactions, and adverse effects. However, the commercial products currently available for topical vulvovaginal treatment have low acceptability and do not adequately explore this route. Mucoadhesive systems can optimize the efficacy of drugs administered by this route to increase the retention time of the drug in the vaginal environment. Several polymers are used to develop mucoadhesive systems, among them chitosan, a natural polymer that is highly biocompatible and technologically versatile. Thus, the present review aimed to analyze the studies that used chitosan to develop mucoadhesive systems for the treatment of local vaginal infections. These studies demonstrated that chitosan as a component of mucoadhesive drug delivery systems (DDS) is a promising device for the treatment of vaginal infectious diseases, due to the intrinsic antimicrobial activity of this biopolymer and because it does not interfere with the effectiveness of the drugs used for the treatment. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 19/10261-2 - Avaliação do potencial de carreadores lipídicos nanoestruturados para co-encapsulação de curcumina e fluconazol dispersos em hidrogéis termorreponsivos no tratamento de candidíase vulvovaginal
Beneficiário:Victor Hugo Sousa Araujo
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Doutorado
Processo FAPESP: 19/25125-7 - Nanoemulsões contendo terpenos como potenciais larvicidas e repelentes contra Aedes aegypti (Linnaeus, 1762)
Beneficiário:Jonatas Lobato Duarte
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Doutorado