Emulsion Micro Emulsion and Nano Emulsion: A Review

Systematic Reviews in Pharmacy,2017,8,1,39-47.
Published:November 2016
Type:Review Article

Emulsion Micro Emulsion and Nano Emulsion: A Review

Santosh Nemichand Kale1, Sharada Laxman Deore2

1Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Shri Jagdish Prasad Jhabarmal Tibrewala University, Rajasthan, INDIA.

2Department of Pharmacognosy, Govt College of Pharmacy, Amravati, INDIA.


Lipid dosage forms are attractive delivery systems for hydrophobic drug molecules. Emulsion is one of the popular system since many decades. Pharmaceutical applications of emulsions widened especially after micro and nano-emulsion emergence. This paper is an attempt to summarise comparative aspects like definition, theories, types, methods of preparations, advantages, disadvantages and methods of analysis of emulsion, micro-emulsion and nano-emulsion.