Influence of formulation parameters on dissolution rate enhancement of glyburide using liquisolid technique
Source: Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy, Volume 38, Number 8, August 2012 , pp. 961-970(10)
Publisher: Informa Healthcare
Abstract:The aim of this study was to investigate the use of liquisolid technique in improving the dissolution of glyburide in a solid dosage form. This study was designed to evaluate the effects of different formulation variables, i.e. type of non-volatile liquid vehicles and drug concentrations, on drug dissolution rates. The liquisolid tablets were formulated with Propylene glycol, as liquid vehicle. Microcrystalline cellulose was used as a carrier material, silica as a coating material and croscaremellose as a disintegrant. In vitro drug dissolution profiles of the liquisolid formulations were studied and compared with direct compressed non-micronized and micronized tablets of glyburide using USP II, paddle apparatus at 50 rpm for 60 min using 900 ml of 0.05 M Phosphate Buffer, pH 7.5. The stability studies showed that the dissolution profiles of liquisolid tablets prepared with propylene glycol were not affected by ageing significantly, as f2 value found between aged and fresh samples was 51.92. Differential scanning calorimetry revealed that the drug has got solubilized in the liquid vehicle. This was further supported by the powder X-ray diffraction studies of pure drug and the liquisolid powder system. It can be concluded that it is possible to load poorly soluble drug into liquisolid tablets by addition of PVP to the liquid vehicle. This is valuable for the preparation of liquisolid tablets of poorly soluble drugs. The liquisolid tablets prepared with PVP showed a remarkably improved dissolution rate in comparison with DC tablet and other formulations.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: 3Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka, India 2: 4Department of Pharmaceutics, J.S.S college of Pharmacy, Rocklands, Ooty, Tamilnadu, India 3: 1Department of Pharmacy, Karpagam University, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India 4: 5Custom Pharmaceutical Services- Formulations, Dr Reddys Laboratories Ltd., Hyderabad, India
Publication date: August 1, 2012