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Hematol., Transfus. Cell Ther. (Impr.) ; 43(2): 185-190, Apr.-June 2021. tab, ilus
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1286676


ABSTRACT Introduction Multiple myeloma is a progressive and incurable hematological disease characterized by disordered and clonal multiplication of plasmacytes in the bone marrow. The main clinical manifestations are caused by the presence of neoplastic cells in bone tissue, as well as the excessive production of immunoglobulins and normal humoral immunity suppression. Daratumumab is an anti-CD38 monoclonal antibody that has promising results in managing the multiple myeloma disease. Objective This study aimed to investigate the scientific evidence concerning the impact of the cytomegalovirus infections in the daratumumab treatment course in extensively pretreated multiple myeloma patients. Method To this end, an integrative literature review was performed in different databases, comprising a 5-year period. Results The studies analysis revealed that the cytomegalovirus infection reactivation can occur during the use of daratumumab in multiple myeloma patients previously treated, which led to treatment discontinuation, compromised the drug efficacy and favored the disease progression. Moreover, it was observed that even with prophylactic antiviral therapy there was an infection reactivation in some cases, as well as deaths, in more severe situations. Conclusion Thus, even considering that few reports on such a topic are available in the scientific literature, the present review showed that cytomegalovirus reactivation can impair daratumumab therapy, mainly in multiple myeloma patients heavily pretreated. In addition, this study could contribute as a tool for the clinical decision and management of adverse effects in medical practices, demonstrating the importance of patient monitoring for the possibility of cytomegalovirus reactivation in heavily pretreated myeloma patients.

Humans , Cytomegalovirus Infections , Antibodies, Monoclonal , Multiple Myeloma/therapy , Virus Diseases , Review , Hematologic Neoplasms , Immune System , Immunotherapy
Braz. j. pharm. sci ; 52(4): 735-740, Oct.-Dec. 2016. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-951887


ABSTRACT Polymeric stabilizers have received attention in the preparation of nanostructured systems due to their ability to enhance formulation stability. Considering this, the objective of this work was to prepare poly(ε-caprolactone) nanocapsules using the pullulan as a polymeric stabilizer. The nanocapsules were prepared using the interfacial deposition method of preformed polymers and they were characterized in terms of pH, average diameter, polydispersity index, zeta potential, beclomethasone dipropionate content, encapsulation efficiency, photostability and drug release profiles. The formulations showed physicochemical characteristics consistent with nanocarriers for drug delivery such as: average diameter lower than 270 nm, polydispersity indexes lower than 0.2, negative zeta potential (-22.7 to -26.3 mV) and encapsulation efficiencies close to 100%. In addition, the nanocapsules were able to delay the beclomethasone dipropionate photodegradation under UVC radiation and by the dialysis bag diffusion technique, the nanocapsules were able to prolong the drug release. Thus, pullulan could be considered an interesting excipient to formulate polymeric nanocapsules.

Polysaccharides/classification , Biological Products/classification , Excipients , Nanocapsules/statistics & numerical data , Drug Delivery Systems , Diffusion
Braz. j. pharm. sci ; 51(4): 803-810, Oct.-Dec. 2015. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: lil-778417


abstract A simple stability-indicating RP-HPLC/UV method was validated for determination of beclomethasone dipropionate (BD) in nanocapsule suspensions. Chromatographic conditions consisted of a RP C18column (250 mm x 4.60 mm, 5 µm, 110 Å), using methanol and water (85:15 v/v) as mobile phase at 1.0 mL/min with UV detection at 254 nm. The calibration curve was found to be linear in the concentration range of 5.0-25.0 µg/mL with a correlation coefficient > 0.999. Precision was demonstrated by a relative standard deviation lower than 2.0%. Accuracy was assessed by the recovery test of BD from nanocapsules (98.03% to 100.35%). Specificity showed no interference from the components of nanocapsules or from the degradation products derived from acid, basic and photolytic conditions. In conclusion, the method is suitable to be applied to assay BD in bulk drug and in nanocapsules, and it can be employed to study stability and degradation kinetics.

resumo Um método simples de CLAE-FR/UV indicativo de estabilidade foi validado para a determinação do dipropionato de beclometasona (BD) em suspensões de nanocápsulas. As condições cromatográficas foram: coluna C18 fase reversa (250 mm x 4,60 mm, 5 µm, 110 Å), usando como fase móvel metanol e água (85:15 v/v) a 1,0 mL/min, com detecção UV a 254 nm. A curva de calibração foi linear no intervalo de 5,0-25,0 µg/mL com coeficiente de correlação >0,999. A precisão foi demonstrada por um desvio padrão relativo menor que 2,0%. A exatidão foi avaliada pelo teste de recuperação do BD a partir das nanocápsulas (98,03% a 100,35%). O teste de especificidade não mostrou interferência dos componentes das nanocápsulas e nem dos produtos de degradação derivados de condições ácidas, básicas e fotolíticas. Em conclusão, o método é adequado para ser aplicado na avaliação do BD puro e em nanocápsulas e pode ser empregado para o estudo de estabilidade e degradação cinética.

Beclomethasone/pharmacokinetics , Chromatography, High Pressure Liquid/methods , Nanocapsules/statistics & numerical data , Chromatography, Reverse-Phase/statistics & numerical data , Nanoparticles
Braz. j. pharm. sci ; 51(2): 323-327, Apr.-June 2015. tab, ilus
Article in English | LILACS | ID: lil-755060


Sodium alendronate is an antiresorptive drug used for the treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis. However, its oral administration is associated with low bioavailability and gastroesophageal irritation. This work aimed at developing tablets containing sodium alendronate-loaded microparticles by direct compression to achieve a safe and effective form. The parameters evaluated were average weight, hardness, thickness and drug content. In vitro release tests were carried out using simulated gastric and intestinal fluids, and the profiles were analyzed through the Korsmeyer-Peppas mono- or biexponential dependent approaches. Tablets presented adequate average weight, thickness, good mechanical properties and drug content close to 100%. Moreover, the formulation released less than 11% of sodium alendronate in gastric fluid, exhibiting a good gastroresistance. At pH 6.8, almost 100% of the drug was released in 12h, showing a prolonged profile. The mathematical modeling indicated that the experimental data was better fitted to the biexponential equation. Furthermore, a good correlation coefficient was obtained for the Korsmeyer-Peppas model and the release exponent suggested that the drug dissolution was driven by anomalous transport. In conclusion, the microparticulated tablets can be considered a promising alternative for oral delivery of sodium alendronate...

O alendronato de sódio é um fármaco da classe dos bisfosfonatos, comumente utilizado no tratamento da osteoporose pós-menopausa. Entretanto, sua administração oral está associada à baixa biodisponibilidade e irritação gastroesofágica. Este trabalho objetivou o desenvolvimento de comprimidos contendo micropartículas de alendronato de sódio por compressão direta, a fim de obter uma forma segura e eficaz. Os parâmetros avaliados foram peso médio, dureza, espessura e teor de fármaco. Estudos de liberação in vitro foram realizados utilizando fluído gástrico e intestinal simulado e o perfil de liberação foi analisado pelos modelos matemáticos de Korsmeyer-Peppas, mono- e biexponencial. Os comprimidos apresentaram peso médio adequado, espessura, dureza e teor próximo a 100%. Além disso, a formulação liberou menos de 11% do fármaco em fluído gástrico, mostrando uma boa gastrorresistência. Em pH 6,8, em torno de 100% do fármaco foram liberados em 12 h, apresentando liberação prolongada. A modelagem matemática indica que os resultados seguem a equação biexponencial. Pela análise do expoente de liberação obtido no modelo de Korsmeyer-Peppas sugere-se que a dissolução do fármaco ocorre por transporte anômalo. Concluindo, a preparação dos comprimidos microparticulados pode ser considerada uma alternativa promissora para a liberação oral do alendronato de sódio...

Humans , Alendronate/administration & dosage , Drug Compounding , Drug Delivery Systems , Chemistry, Pharmaceutical
Braz. j. pharm. sci ; 51(1): 27-33, Jan-Mar/2015. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: lil-751352


This work reports the preparation of tablets by direct compression of sodium alendronate-loaded microparticles, using pullulan as filler. The tableting properties of pullulan were compared with those of microcrystalline cellulose and lactose. Pullulan tablets showed low variations in average weight, thickness and drug content. Moreover, these tablets exhibited a higher hardness compared to the other excipients. In vitro release studies showed that only pullulan was capable to maintain gastroresistance and release properties of microparticles, due to its ability to protect particles against damage caused by compression force. Thus, pullulan was considered an advantageous excipient to prepare tableted microparticles.

Neste trabalho relata-se a preparação de comprimidos pela compressão direta de micropartículas contendo alendronato de sódio, utilizando o pullulan como diluente. As propriedades dos comprimidos de pullulan foram comparadas com as de comprimidos de celulose microcristalina e de lactose. Os comprimidos de pullulan mostraram baixa variação no peso médio, espessura e teor. Por outro lado, estes apresentaram altos valores de dureza comparados aos preparados com os outros excipientes. Através dos estudos de liberação in vitro pode-se observar que apenas o pullulan foi capaz de manter a gastrorresistência e as propriedades de liberação das micropartículas, o que se deve à sua capacidade de proteger as partículas do dano causado pela força de compressão. Dessa forma, o pullulan foi considerado um excipiente vantajoso para a preparação de comprimidos microparticulados.

Alendronate/pharmacokinetics , Excipients/classification , Polysaccharides/classification , Tablets/pharmacokinetics , Solid Waste Grinding