Niosome are non-ionic surfactant vesicles acquired on hydration of synthetic nonionic surfactants, with or without consolidation
of cholesterol or their lipids. They are vesicular systems like liposome’s that can be utilized as transporters of amphiphilic and
lipophilic medications. Niosomes are promising vehicle for drug delivery and being non-ionic; and Niosomes are biodegradable,
biocompatible non immunogenic and show adaptability and flexibility in their structural characterization. Niosomes have been
generally assessed for controlled discharge and targeted delivery for the treatment of tumor, viral infections and other microbial
illnesses. Niosomes can entangle both hydrophilic and lipophilic medications and can prolong the circulation of the entrapped
medication in body. Encapsulation of medication in vesicular system can be anticipated to delay the presence of medication in the
systemic circulation and enhance penetration into target tissue, maybe decrease toxicity if specific take-up can be accomplished.
This review focuses on components of niosomes, types, the advantages, preparation methods, factors affecting, characterizations,
and applications of noisome.