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Recent Patents on Drug Delivery & Formulation


ISSN (Print): 1872-2113
ISSN (Online): 2212-4039

Effect of HPMC - E15 LV premium Polymer on Release Profile and Compression Characteristics of Chitosan/ Pectin Colon Targeted Mesalamine Matrix Tablets and in vitro Study on Effect of pH Impact on the Drug Release Profile

Author(s): A.M.J. Newton and Prabakaran Lakshmanan

Volume 8, Issue 1, 2014

Page: [46 - 62] Pages: 17

DOI: 10.2174/1872211308666140225143926

Price: $65


The study was designed to investigate the in vitro dissolution profile and compression characteristics of colon targeted matrix tablets prepared with HPMC E15 LV in combination with pectin and Chitosan. The matrix tablets were subjected to two dissolution models in various simulated fluids such as pH 1.2, 6, 6.8, 7.2, 5.5. The fluctuations in colonic pH conditions during IBD (inflammatory bowel disease) and the nature of less fluid content in the colon may limit the expected drug release in the polysaccharide-based matrices when used alone. The Hydrophilic hydroxyl propyl methylcellulose ether premium polymer (HPMC E15 LV) of low viscosity grade was used in the formulation design, which made an excellent modification in physical and compression characteristics of the granules. The release studies indicated that the prepared matrices could control the drug release until the dosage form reaches the colon and the addition HPMC E15 LV showed the desirable changes in the dissolution profile by its hydrophilic nature since the colon is known for its less fluid content. The hydrophilic HPMC E15 LV allowed the colonic fluids to enter into the matrix and confirmed the drug release at the target site from a poorly water soluble polymer such as Chitosan and also from water soluble Pectin. The dramatic changes occurred in the drug release profile and physicochemical characteristics of the Pectin, Chitosan matrix tablets when a premium polymer HPMC E15 LV added in the formulation design in the optimized concentration. Various drug release mechanisms used for the examination of drug release characteristics. Drug release followed the combined mechanism of diffusion, erosion, swelling and polymer entanglement. In recent decade, IBD attracts many patents in novel treatment methods by using novel drug delivery systems.

Keywords: Chitosan, compression characteristics, colonic delivery, HPMCE15LV, IBD, pectin.

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