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Title: Multiunit controlled-release diclofenac sodium capsules using complex of chitosan with sodium alginate or pectin
Authors: A. Mitrevej
N. Sinchaipanid
Y. Rungvejhavuttivittaya
V. Kositchaiyong
Mahidol University
Keywords: Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics
Issue Date: 6-Aug-2001
Citation: Pharmaceutical Development and Technology. Vol.6, No.3 (2001), 385-392
Abstract: This study explored the application of chitosan-alginate (CA) and chitosan-pectin (CP) complex films as drug release regulator for the preparation of multiunit controlled-release diclofenac sodium capsules. Pellets containing drug and microcrystalline cellulose, in a ratio of 3:5, were prepared in a fluidized rotary granulator. The pellets were coated with CA, CP, sodium alginate, pectin, and chitosan solutions. The pellets, equivalent to 75 mg drug, were filled into capsules. After 2 h of dissolution test in acidic medium, the amount of the drug released from any preparation was negligible. The pellets were further subject to pH 6.8 phosphate buffer. More than 80% drug release at 12 h was observed with the uncoated pellets and those coated with sodium alginate, pectin or chitosan. Both 1% CA and 3% CP coated pellets exhibited drug release profiles similar to that of Voltaren SR75. It was found that approximately 60% and 85% of the drug were released at 12 and 24 h, respectively. Both Differential thermal analysis (DTA) and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) analyses revealed complex formation between chitosan and these anionic polymers. It could be concluded that CA and CP complex film could be easily applied to diclofenac sodium pellets to control the release of the drug.
ISSN: 10837450
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2001-2005

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