volume 274, issue 1-2, P65-73 2004
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpharm.2003.12.028
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Abstract: The main purpose of this work is to prepare self-microemulsifying drug delivery system (SMEDDS) for oral bioavailability enhancement of a poorly water soluble drug, simvastatin. Solubility of simvastatin was determined in various vehicles. SMEDDS is mixture of oils, surfactants, and cosurfactants, which are emulsified in aqueous media under conditions of gentle agitation and digestive motility that would be encountered in the gastro-intestinal (GI) tract. Pseudo-ternary phase diagrams were constructed to ident…

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