Editor-in-Chief Hatice Kübra Elçioğlu Vice Editors Levent Kabasakal Esra Tatar Online ISSN 2630-6344 Publisher Marmara University Frequency Bimonthly (Six issues / year) Abbreviation J.Res.Pharm. Former Name Marmara Pharmaceutical Journal
Marmara Pharmaceutical Journal 2016 , Vol 20 , Issue 2
Gastroretentive floating tablets: An investigation of excipients effect on tablet properties
Shammy JINDAL1, Kamya JINDAL1, Ghanshyam Das GUPTA2, Rajeev GARG3, Rajendra AWASTHI1
1Department of Pharmaceutics, Laureate Institute of Pharmacy, Kathog, Tehsil - Dehra, Distt: Kangra, H.P., India
2Amar Shaheed Baba Ajit Singh Jujhar Singh Memorial College of Pharmacy, Bela, Ropar, Punjab, India
3Department of Pharmaceutics, Amar Shaheed Baba Ajit Singh Jujhar Singh Memorial College of Pharmacy, Bela, Ropar, Punjab, India
DOI : 10.12991/mpj.20162018166 Present communication was aimed to investigate the effect of excipients on buoyancy and drug release properties from the floating tablets. Gastroretentive floating tablets were developed by the wet granulation method using hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC K4M), carbopol 934P and carbopol 971P as a rate controlling polymers and crospovidone as a dissolution enhancer. Sodium bicarbonate and citric acid were used as a gas generating agent. PVP K30 was used as granulating agent. The effect of formulation variables on tablet performance was examined quantitatively based on buoyancy properties, swelling behavior and drug release profiles. The drug release mechanism was investigated using mathematical models. It was found that HPMC/carbopol matrices at 1:1 ratio with crospovidone and sodium bicarbonate gave sustained and better drug release profile upto 24 h when compared to HPMC or carbopol matrices alone. The mechanism of drug release was found to be anomalous non Fickian. Keywords : Buoyancy, floating drug delivery, gastroretentive, ofloxacin, swelling index
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