Formulation and In Vitro Evaluation of Mucoadhesive Antimicrobial Vaginal Tablets of Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride

Abstract

Abstract:Ciprofloxacin is a broad spectrum fluoroquinolone, effective in thetreatment of a wide range of infections, including genitourinary tract infections.In this study, bioadhesive vaginal tablets of ciprofloxacin hydrochloride wereprepared by direct compression method using a combination of bioadhesivepolymers carbopol 934P(Cp), carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) and sodiumalginate (SA) in different ratios.The prepared tablet formulations were characterized by measuring theirswelling capacity, surface pH, bioadhesive properties, and in-vitro drugdissolution. It was found that the bioadhesive force was directly proportional to