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Design and Characterization of Aceclofenac Fast Dissolving Tablets using super disintegrating agents

Narasaiah V.L., Praneetha Ch.*, Mallika P., Pullamma K., Shilpa S. and Ramakrishna P.V.V.

Department of Pharmaceutics Dr. Samuel George Institute of Pharmaceutical Science Markapur-523316, Andhra Pradesh, India.

*E-mail: chereddypraneetha@gmail.com


ABSTRACT

The aim of this project was to develop fast dissolving tablets (FDT) of aceclofenac by wet granulation using super disintegrating agents such as cross carmellose sodium (CCS), Crospovidone (CP) and sodium starch glycolate (SSG) were formulated and evaluated. The tablets evaluated for thickness, hardness, friability weight variation, drug content, water absorption ratio, wetting time, disintegration time and in vitro dissolution studies. The in vitro release studies were conducted in pH 7.4 phosphate buffer. Different release models like zero order, first order, Higuchi and Korsmeyer-Peppas were applied to in vitro drug release data in order to evaluate drug release mechanisms and kinetics. The formulation ‘F4’ showed satisfactory physico-chemical properties and drug content uniformity. The formulation ‘F4’ follows first order kinetics and the mechanism of drug release was governed by Higuchi. The ‘n’ value showed between <0.5, it was followed that Fickian transport. The FTIR studies were conducted and it shows that there is no interaction between drug and excipients.

Year 2014 | Volume No. 51 | Issue No.01 | Page No. 34-40
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