FORMULATION AND EVALUATION OF METOPROLOL SUCCINATE PULSATILE DRUG DELIVERY SYSTEM FOR CHRONO BIOLOGICAL DISORDER: ANTI HYPERTENSIONAbstract
The objective of the present study was to develop and evaluate an oral pulsatile drug delivery system to mimic the circadian rhythm of the disease by releasing the drug with a distinct predetermined log time of 5 hrs (+ 0.25 hrs). The basic design of the pulse in cap formulation of metoprolol provides time controlled release to treat the nocturnal symptoms of hypertension and angina pectoris. The pulsincap formulation of Metoprolol provides time controlled release to treat the nocturnal symptoms of hypertension and angina pectoris. If the formulation is administered in the night at 10.00 pm symptoms that are experienced in early morning hours could be avoided. In the present study, polymer such as Guargum selected for colon targeting of Metoprolol succinate. Metoprolol succinate granules were prepared using these polymers to prolong and target to the colon. Granules were prepared by wet granulation technique using a guar gum polymer in different ratios. These granules filled into the formaldehyde treated capsules and plugged with optimized HPMC plug, to maintain the 5hr lag time. Finally capsules are enteric coated with enteric coating polymers and conducted dissolution studies with different pH mediums.
A. Anil Kumar and K. Rajyalakshmi
Vikas college of Pharmacy, Putrela Road, Vissannapeta, Krishna dt- 521215, Andhra Pradesh, India
15 June, 2012
18 July, 2012
26 September, 2012
01 October, 2012