Niosome as a promising tool for increasing the effectiveness of anti-inflammatory compounds




anti-inflammatory, niosome, NSAIDs, vesicle, non-ionic surfactant


Niosomes are drug delivery systems with widespread applications in pharmaceutical research and the cosmetic industry. Niosomes are vesicles of one or more bilayers made of non-ionic surfactants, cholesterol, and charge inducers. Because of their bilayer characteristics, similar to liposomes, niosomes can be loaded with lipophilic and hydrophilic cargos. Therefore, they are more stable and cheaper in preparation than liposomes. They can be classified into four categories according to their sizes and structures, namely small unilamellar vesicles (SUVs), large unilamellar vesicles (LUVs,), multilamellar vesicles (MLVs), and multivesicular vesicles (MVVs). There are many methods for niosome preparation, such as thin-film hydration, solvent injection, and heating method. The current study focuses on the preparation methods and pharmacological effects of niosomes loaded with natural and chemical anti-inflammatory compounds in kinds of literature during the past decade. We found that most research was carried out to load anti-inflammatory agents like non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) into niosome vesicles. The studies revealed that niosomes could improve anti-inflammatory agents' physicochemical properties, including solubility, cellular uptake, stability, encapsulation, drug release and liberation, efficiency, and oral bioavailability or topical absorption.



How to Cite

Fadaei, M. S., Fadaei, M. R., Kheirieh, A. E., Rahmanian-Devin, P., Dabbaghi, M. M., Nazari Tavallaei, K., … Askari, V. R. (2024). Niosome as a promising tool for increasing the effectiveness of anti-inflammatory compounds. EXCLI Journal, 23, 212–263.



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