ENCAPSULATION OF REPAGLINIDE INTO EUDRAGIT RS MICROSPHERES AND MODULATION OF THEIR RELEASE CHARACTERISTICS BY USE OF SURFACTANTSAbstract
Microspheres containing Repaglinide was prepared by emulsion solvent evaporation technique using two types of surfactants Tween 80 (polysorbate 80) and Span 80 (Sorbitanmonooleate 80). The effect of change in the type and surfactant amount on the size and drug release from the microspheres was investigated. The release of Repaglinide from the microspheres exhibit diffusional characteristics and closely follows Higuchi Model and also highly correlated with first-order release model. The in-vitro release study was performed in pH 6.8, phosphate buffer Solution and 0.1N HCl. Scanning electron microscopy study revealed that the microspheres were spherical and porous in nature. In vivo testing of the microspheres in diabetic albino rats demonstrated significant antidiabetic effect of Repaglinide. Repaglinide loaded microspheres expected to give new choice for safe, economical formulation for effective management of NIDDM. A clear correlation between the types of surfactant on mean diameter of the microspheres was found. When Span 80 was used, the microspheres were smaller in size as compared to those obtained using Tween 80, while there was a higher release rate when Tween 80 was used.
V. K. Yadav*, A. K. Rai and A. K. Ghosh
Department of Pharmacy, Prasad Institute of Technology, Jaunpur - 222002, Uttar Pradesh, India.
25 February, 2017
26 July, 2017
30 July, 2017
01 September, 2017