Pharmaceutisch Weekblad

, Volume 10, Issue 2, pp 80–85 | Cite as

Formation arid antimicrobial activity of complexes of β-cyclodextrin and some antimycotic imidazole derivatives

  • H. Van Doorne
  • E. H. Bosch
  • C. F. Lerk
Original Articles


Complex formation between β-cyclodextrin and six antimycotic imidazole derivatives has been studied. The solubility of all drugs was increased in the presence of β-cyclodextrin. The smallest increase (approx. 5-fold) was observed for miconazol, and the largest increase (approx. 160-fold) was observed for bifonazol. Apparent I:I-complex constants were measured and found to decrease in the order: bifonazol > ketoconazol > tioconazol > miconazol > itraconazol > clotrimazol. The complexes appeared to possess a low, if any, antimicrobial activity. Measurement of inhibition zone sizes, with four test organisms was used to study the release of the antimycotic drugs from topical preparations. The antimycotic drugs were more readily released from topical preparations containing \-cyclodextrin than from the same vehicles without β-cyclodextrin. The rationale of β-cyclodextrin addition to antimycotic topical preparations is discussed.


Administration, topical Complexation Cyclodextrin, beta Drag compounding Imidazoles Solubility 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Van Doorne
    • 1
  • E. H. Bosch
    • 1
  • C. F. Lerk
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Pharmaceutical TechnologyState University of GroningenAW Groningenthe Netherlands

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