J Control Release 2005 Feb;102(2):489-507
Graduate Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC.
Attempts were to develop microemulsion systems using medium chain triglyceride, deionized water, and TPGS as surfactant for the oral delivery of protein drugs or poorly water-soluble drugs. Phase diagrams were constructed to elucidate the phase behavior of systems composed of Captex 300 and water with D-alpha-tocopheryl polyethylene glycol 1000 succinate (TPGS) as main surfactant, polysorbates (Tween 20, Tween 40, Tween 60 and Tween 80) as adjuvant surfactants, and polyethylene glycols (PEG 400 and PEG 600) and polyols (ethanediol, 1,2-propanediol, 1,3-propanediol, 1,3-butanediol, 1,4-butanediol and glycerin) as cosurfactants. The ratios of TPGS to Tweens, PEGs or polyols (K(m)) were set at 4/1, 2/1, 1/1, 1/2, and 1/4. Read More