Investigating anxiolytic effect of intranasal micro emulsion in experimental animal models


  • Ansari Vikhar Danish Ahmad Y. B. Chavan College of Pharmacy, Dr Rafiq Zakaria Campus Aurangabad 431001, (M.S) India.
  • Subur W Khan Y. B. Chavan College of Pharmacy, Dr Rafiq Zakaria Campus Aurangabad 431001, (M.S) India.



This investigation aimed to assess the anxiolytic potential of an intranasal micro emulsion formulation in an experimental model utilizing Swiss Albino Mice. The evaluation of anti-anxiety activity was conducted through the Elevated plus Maze and Open Field tests. In the Elevated plus Maze, parameters such as the total count of arm entries and the duration spent in both open and enclosed arms were meticulously recorded. Similarly, the Open Field tests involved the documentation of entries in the central region, the time spent in the central region, entries into the peripheral zone, and time spent in the peripheral zone. The experimental subjects received treatment with the intranasal micro emulsion formulation at a dosage of 50mg/kg. The results from the Elevated plus Maze exhibited a noteworthy (p<0.01**) augmentation in the quantity of entries and the duration of sojourn within the open arm. Parallelly, the Open Field tests revealed a significant (p<0.01**) escalation in the count of squares traversed and the frequency of crossings. This investigation unequivocally indicated that the intranasal micro emulsion formulation elicited a pronounced anti-anxiety effect in the experimental animal model. This research contributes to the expanding body of knowledge on the potential therapeutic efficacy of intranasal micro emulsion formulations in addressing anxiety-related behaviors, thereby paving the way for further investigations and potential clinical applications


Anti-anxiety, Intranasal micro emulsion, Elevated plus maze, Open field test.


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Ahmad, A. V. D., and Subur W Khan. “Investigating Anxiolytic Effect of Intranasal Micro Emulsion in Experimental Animal Models”. Journal of Innovations in Pharmaceutical and Biological Sciences, vol. 11, no. 01, Mar. 2024, pp. 25-31, doi:10.56511/JIPBS.2024.11103.



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