DEVELOPMENT OF OSMOTIC CONTROLLED RELEASE FORMULATION OF AN ANTIDIABETIC DRUG METFORMIN HYDROCHLORIDEAbstract
Osmotic tablets have emerged as a new technology for the delivery of drugs whose release rate is to be controlled. These tablets offer controlled drug release with the help of certain osmogens and also provide zero-order rate kinetics. In the present study, we have developed an osmotic tablet of Metformin Hydrochloride (HCL) to enhance its oral bioavailability. Metformin HCL is a biguanide derivative often used as an anti-hyperglycemic agent. The tablets were prepared using the wet granulation technique. The prepared formulations were characterized and optimized on the basis of various physicochemical properties, and F5 was selected as best. The in vitro drug release study demonstrated that the drug release depends upon the concentration of different polymers, including hydroxyl propyl methylcellulose (HPMC) and Poly ox N80 (polyethylene oxide). A higher concentration of HPMC and Poly ox N80 results in drug release for extended duration. The optimized formulation developed with a 3:1 ratio of both the polymers HPMC E5 and Poly ox N80 have shown nearly 86% of drug release. Osmotic tablets hold promising potential for increasing drug efficacy and reducing dosing frequency with minimal side effects. It also provides an economical means of developing controlled release dosage forms
S. Gupta *, N. Choubey, V. K. Dixit and S. Alok
College of Pharmacy, Sri Satya Sai University of Technology & Medical Sciences, Sehore, Madhya Pradesh, India.
16 August 2020
21 November 2020
27 November 2020
01 December 2020