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If hypoglycaemia occurs buy protonix 40 mg with visa, the driver should stop the vehicle in a safe place purchase 40 mg protonix, ingest a suitable sugar supply and wait untl recovery is complete (may be 15 min or longer) buy 20mg protonix mastercard. For sporadic physical actvity, extra carbohydrate may need to be taken to avert hypoglycaemia. Hypoglycaemia can develop in patents taking oral antdiabetcs, notably the sulfo- nylureas, but this is uncommon and usually indicates excessive dosage. Sulfonylurea-induced hypoglycaemia may persist for several hour and must be treated in hospital. Diabetc ketoacidosis is characterized by hyperglycaemia, hyperketo- naemia and acidaemia with dehydraton and electrolyte distur- bances. It is essental that soluble insulin (and intravenous fuids) is readily available for its treatment. Infectons are more likely to develop in patents with poorly controlled diabetes mellitus. Surgery: Partcular atenton should be paid to insulin require- ments when a patent with diabetes undergoes surgery that is likely to need an intravenous infusion of insulin for longer than 12 h. Soluble insulin should be given in intravenous infu- sion of glucose and potassium chloride (provided the patent is not hyperkalaemic), and adjusted to provide a blood-glucose concentraton of between 7 and 12 mmol/litre. The duraton of acton of intravenous insulin is only a few min therefore the infusion must not be stopped unless the patent becomes frankly hypoglycaemic. For non-insulin dependent diabetcs, insulin treatment is almost always required during surgery (oral hypoglycaemic drugs having been omited). Insulin must be given by injecton because it is inactvated by gastrointestnal enzymes. Generally, insulin is given by subcu- taneous injecton into the upper arms, thighs, butocks, or abdomen. There may be increased absorpton from a limb, if the limb is used in strenuous exercise following the injecton. It is essental to use only syringes calibrated for the partcular concentraton of insulin administered. There are three main types of insulin preparatons, classifed according to duraton of acton afer subcutaneous injecton: • those of short duraton which have a relatvely rapid onset of acton, for example soluble or neutral insulin; • those with an intermediate acton, for example isophane insulin and insulin zinc suspension; • those with a relatvely slow onset and long duraton of acton, for example crystalline insulin zinc suspension. Soluble insulin, when injected subcutaneously, has a rapid onset of acton (afer 30-60 min), a peak acton between 2 and 4 h, and a duraton of acton up to 8 h. Soluble insulin by the intravenous route is reserved for urgent treatment and fne control in serious illness and perioperatve state. When injected subcutaneously, intermediate-actng insulins have an onset of acton of approximately 1-2 h, a maximal efect at 4-12 h and a duraton of acton of 16-24 h. They can be given twice daily together with short-actng insulin or once daily, partcularly in elderly patents. They can be mixed with soluble insulin in the syringe, essentally retaining propertes of each component. The duraton of acton of diferent insulin preparatons varies considerably from one patent to another and this needs to be assessed for every individual. The type of insulin used and its dose and frequency of administraton depend on the needs of each patent. For patents with acute onset diabetes mellitus, treatment should be started with soluble insulin given 3 tmes daily with medium-actng insulin at bedtme. For those less seri- ously ill, treatment is usually started with a mixture of pre-mixed short- and medium-actng insulins (for example 30% soluble insulin with 70% isophane insulin) given twice daily. The propor- tons of soluble insulin can be increased in patents with exces- sive post-prandial hyperglycaemia. Oral Antdiabetc Drugs Oral antdiabetc (hypoglycaemic) drugs are used for non-insu- lin-dependent diabetes mellitus in patents who do not respond to dietary adjustment and an increase in physical exercise. Sulfonylureas act mainly by augmentng insulin secreton and are therefore only efectve if there is some residual pancreatc beta-cell actvity. This may be dose-related and usually indicates excessive dose and it occurs more frequently with long-actng sulfonylureas such as glibenclamide and occurs partcularly in the elderly. They should not be used during lactaton and cauton is required in the elderly and those with renal or hepatc insufciency because of the risk of hypoglycaemia. Insulin therapy is generally required during intercurrent illness such as myocardial infarcton, coma, infec- ton, and trauma, during surgery and also during pregnancy. Metormin exerts its efect by decreasing gluconeogenesis and by increasing peripheral utlizaton of glucose. Metormin can only act in the presence of endogenous insulin therefore is efectve only in diabetcs with some residual functoning pancreatc islet cells.
Polyhedral niosomes are thermoresponsive and release the encapsulated drug when heated above 35◦C (40) generic 20 mg protonix overnight delivery. This can be useful for sunscreen formulations in which the sunscreen can be released on exposure to sun (40) 40mg protonix fast delivery. Niosomes have been shown to penetrate the skin and enhance the permeation of drugs (44) purchase 40mg protonix with amex. Span nio- somes showed signiﬁcantly higher skin permeation and partitioning of enoxacin than those shown by liposomes and the free drug (44). The niosomes dissociate and form loosely bound aggregates, which then penetrate to the deeper strata (40). Furthermore, the skin penetration has been attributed to the ﬂexibility of niosomes, and this is supported by the fact that a decrease in choles- terol content increases the drug penetration through the skin (45). In addition, adsorption and fusion of niosomes with the skin surface increase the drug’s thermodynamic activity, leading to enhanced skin penetration (46). In vitro studies have found that the chain length of alkyl Nanosystems for Dermal and Transdermal Drug Delivery 137 polyoxyethylene in niosomes did not affect the cell proliferation of human ker- atinocytes, but ester bond was found to be more toxic than ether bond in the surfac- tants (47). Generally, the droplet size of these systems is less than 100 nm and they ﬂow easily (48). Nanoemulsion is transparent, stable, and spontaneously formed, whereas a macroemulsion is milky and nonstable that requires some energy to form (49). The formation of nanoemul- sion is dependent on a narrow range of oil, water, surfactant, and cosurfactant concentration ratios (48). A cosurfactant is commonly used to lower the interfacial tension and ﬂuidize the interfacial surfactant (48–50). Nonionic and zwitterionic surfactants are the ﬁrst line of choice for emulsion-based systems (51). Structurally, nanoemulsions biphasic with oil or water as the continuous phase, depending on the phase ratios (48). As nanoemulsion is in a dynamic state and the phases are inter- changeable, it is difﬁcult to characterize these systems, unlike other disperse sys- tems. As these systems have water and oil phases, both hydrophilic and lipophilic drugs can be delivered using nanoemulsions (48,49). The surfactants in the system can act on the intercellular lipid structure and increase skin permeation (48). On the other hand, the oil phase may act as an occluding agent and can increase skin hydration (51). Drug release from the nanoemulsions depends on whether the drug is in the internal or external phase (52). Nanoemulsions have been found to pro- duce higher skin penetration than macroemulsions (53). In contrast, a comparative study of macroemulsions and nanoemulsions found no signiﬁcant difference in the skin penetration of tetracaine (54). The emulsion droplets may collapse or fuse with the skin components, and thus the size of the emulsion may have a minimal effect on skin penetration. On the other hand, nanoemulsions have also been shown to penetrate through the hair follicles (55). Furthermore, the drug can be adsorbed, complexed, or conjugated to the surface of nanoparticles. Unlike the other systems discussed so far, these are relatively rigid nanosystems. Various types of biodegradable and nondegradable polymers can be used for the preparation of these nanosystems. Some of the polymers that have been used for topical or transdermal drug delivery include poly(lactide-co- glyocolide), polymethacrylate, poly(butyl cyanoacrylate), poly(E-caprolactone), and chitosan (56–60). Recently, poly(vinyl alcohol)–fatty acid copolymers and tyrosine- derived copolymers have also been used for preparing nanocapsules or nanoparti- cles for skin applications (61,62). Nanoparticles or nanocapsules can be prepared by either solvent evapora- tion or solvent displacement procedures (63). In solvent evaporation technique, the polymer is dissolved in an organic phase, such as dichloromethane or ethyl acetate. This organic phase is then dispersed in an aqueous phase containing the surfac- tant and emulsiﬁed by sonication or high-pressure homogenization. Subsequently, 138 Venuganti and Perumal the organic phase is removed by evaporation under reduced pressure or continu- ous stirring to form polymeric nanoparticles (63). In this method, a lipophilic drug is loaded in the polymeric matrix by dissolving the drug in the organic phase. In solvent displacement method, the polymer is dissolved in a water-miscible organic solvent and injected into an aqueous medium with stirring in the presence of the surfactant as a stabilizer (63). Water-miscible organic solvents such as ethanol, acetonitrile, and acetone are used. The rapid diffusion of the organic solvent through the aqueous phase with the dissolved polymer at the interface leads to the formation of nanoparticles. Only a few studies have investigated the size-dependent penetration of polymeric nanoparticles into the skin.