Journal of Pharmaceutics / 2014 / Article / Tab 4

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Microbicides for the Treatment of Sexually Transmitted HIV Infections

Table 4

List of mucoadhesive polymers along with their bioadhesiveness.

Mucoadhesive polymers Bioadhesiveness

CMC sodiumExcellent bioadhesiveness ( )
Carbopol 934Excellent bioadhesiveness ( )
PolycarbophilExcellent bioadhesiveness ( )
Poly(acrylic acid/divinylbenzene)Excellent bioadhesiveness ( )
Sodium alginateExcellent bioadhesiveness ( )
Hydroxy ethyl celluloseExcellent bioadhesiveness ( )
HPMCExcellent bioadhesiveness ( )
GelatinGood bioadhesiveness ( )
CarrageenanFair bioadhesiveness (+)
PVAFair bioadhesiveness (+)
ChitosanFair bioadhesiveness (+)