PH OF THE TOPICAL DRUG VEHICLE: SELECTING AN OPTIMUM VALUE AND ROLE OF THE BUFFER SYSTEM

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The following three groups of factors must be taken into consideration for selecting an optimum pH value of a topical drug: pharmaceutical, pharmacological and compatibility factors. To ensure a stable pH value, the drug vehicle comprises different buffer systems: single component and two-component ones. The optimum conditions for selecting and maintaining the vehicle pH were examined by the example of glucocorticosteroid-based topical drugs.

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A. S. Dukhanin

Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University

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Email: das03@rambler.ru

Russian Federation

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