FORMULATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF BAMBUTEROL HYDROCHLORIDE FAST DISSOLVING TABLET USING VARIOUS SUPERDISINTEGRANTSAbstract
Bambuterol HCl is a potent anti-asthmatic agent, act by stimulation through beta-adrenergic receptors of intracellular adenylcyclase. Increased cyclic AMP levels are associated with relaxation of bronchial smooth muscle and inhibition of release of mediators of immediate hypersensitivity from cells, especially from mast cells. In the present study, an attempt has been made to prepare fast dissolving tablets of Bambuterol HCl in the oral cavity with enhanced dissolution rate and to achieve better patient compliance. The tablets were prepared with four superdisintegrants e.g., Sodium starch glycolate, Cross-povidone, Cross-carmellose sodium, Pregelatinized starch by direct compression method. The pre-compression parameters of mixed blend were examined for angle of repose, bulk density, tapped density, Compressibility index and Hausner’s ratio. The tablets were evaluated for hardness, friability, weight variation, disintegration time, dissolution rate, content uniformity and drug content. It was concluded that the fast dissolving tablets with proper hardness, rapidly disintegrate with enhanced dissolution can be made using selected superdisintegrants. Among all formulations, batch D4 was considered as best since it showed enhanced dissolution, which leads to improved bioavailability, improved effectiveness and hence better patient compliance.
Dipti Y. Gohil*, Riddhi P. Savaliya, Sapna D. Desai and Dhara J. Patel
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pioneer Pharmacy Degree College, Sayajipura, Vadodara, Gujarat, India
05 August, 2010
12 November, 2010
23 December, 2010