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Braz. J. Pharm. Sci. (Online) ; 58: e18946, 2022. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1364411


Abstract To investigate structure-property relationship of polymer-based curcumin solid dispersion (SD), three acrylic polymers were used to formulate curcumin SD by solvent evaporation method. Curcumin Eudragit EPO SD (cur@EPO), curcumin Eudragit RS PO SD (cur@RSPO) and curcumin Eudragit RL PO SD (cur@RLPO) showed deep red, golden orange and reddish orange color, respectively. Cur@RSPO entrapped 15.42 wt% of curcumin followed by cur@RL PO and cur@EPO. FTIR spectra indicated that in cur@EPO, curcumin may transfer hydrogen to the dimethylaminoethyl methacrylate group and thus change its color to red. In contrast, curcumin may form hydrogen bonding with Eudragit RS PO and Eudragit RL. Curcumin exists in amorphous state in three SDs as proved by differential scanning calorimetry and X-Ray diffraction measurement. In vitro digestion presented that lower pH value in simulated gastric fluid (SGF) stimulates the curcumin release from cur@EPO while permeability influences the release profile in other two SDs. When in simulated intestinal fluid (SIF), first order release model governs the release behaviors of all three SDs which showed sustained release pattern. Our results are helpful to elucidate how structure of polymer may impact on the major properties of curcumin contained SD and will be promising to broaden its therapeutic applications.

Polymers , Curcumin/analysis , Methods , Solvents/administration & dosage , X-Ray Diffraction/instrumentation , In Vitro Techniques/methods , Calorimetry, Differential Scanning/methods , Evaporation/classification , Spectroscopy, Fourier Transform Infrared , Color , Citrus sinensis/classification , Hydrogen-Ion Concentration
Article in English | IMSEAR | ID: sea-151512


The aim of the present work was to develop and evaluate colon specific sustained release tablet using levetiracetam (LEV), microbially degradable polymeric carrier (pectin), coating material and matrix forming polymers. The colon targeted tablet was prepared by wet granulation technique using different percentage of pectin as matrix carrier, starch mucilage as a binding agent, HPMC K-100 as swellable polymer and coated with Eudragit polymers. Pectin, drug and physical mixture were evaluated for incompatibility study by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). All the batches of matrix tablet (F1-F4) were subjected for in-vitro dissolution in various simulated gastric fluids for suitability for colon specific drug delivery system. Tablets were evaluated for micromeritic properties of granules, physical properties, drug content, water uptake and erosion characteristics. F2 was optimized and subjected to coating based on evaluation results. The dissolution study of F2 revealed, in simulated intestinal fluid (SIF) release was 40.48% at the end of 6h and in simulated colonic fluids (rat caecal content) was 102.88% after degradation at the end of 8h. The colon targeted matrix tablet of LEV showed no change either in physical appearance, drug content or dissolution pattern after performing stability study for 3 months. The studies confirmed that, the designed formulation could be used potentially for colon delivery by controlling drug release in stomach and the small intestine.