Niosomes as Novel Drug Delivery System: Review Article

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PharmaTutor (March - 2018)


ISSN: 2347 - 7881
(Volume 6, Issue 3)


Received On: 04/01/2018; Accepted On: 04/01/2017; Published On: 01/03/2018


Devender Sharma1, Aashiya Aara E. Ali2, Jayshree R. Aate1
1Hi-Tech College of pharmacy,
Chandrapur, Maharashtra, India
2Kamla Nehru College of pharmacy,
Nagpur, Maharashtra, India



Niosome are non-ionic surfactant vesicles obtained by hydrating mixture of cholesterol and nonionic surfactants. It can be used as carriers of amphiphilic and lipophilic drug. In niosomes drug delivery system, the medication is encapsulated in a vesicle. Niosomes are biodegradable, biocompatible non-immunogenic and exhibit flexibility in their structural characterization. The main object of this review the application of niosome technology is used to treat a number of diseases, niosome have good opportunity in research and beneficial for researcher and pharma industries.  Niosome appears to be a well preferred drug delivery system over liposome as niosome being stable and economic. Also niosomes have great drug delivery potential for targeted delivery of anti-cancer, anti-infective agents. Drug delivery potential of niosome can enhances by using novel drug delivery concepts like proniosomes, discomes and aspasome. Niosomes also serve better aid in diagnostic imaging and as a vaccine adjuvant. Thus these areas need further exploration and research so as to bring out or to make for commercially available niosomal preparation.



How to cite this article: Sharma D, Ali AAE, Aate JR; Niosomes as Novel Drug Delivery System:  Review Article; PharmaTutor; 2018; 6(3); 58-65;