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Formulation and Characterization of Solid Dispersion Prepared by Hot Melt Mixing: A Fast Screening Approach for Polymer Selection.

Enose AA, Dasan PK, Sivaramakrishnan H, Shah SM - J Pharm (Cairo) (2014)

Bottom Line: Solid dispersion is molecular dispersion of drug in a polymer matrix which leads to improved solubility and hence better bioavailability.Solvent evaporation technique was employed to prepare films of different combinations of polymers, plasticizer, and a modal drug sulindac to narrow down on a few polymer-plasticizer-sulindac combinations.The formulations were characterized by advanced techniques like optical microscopy, differential scanning calorimetry, hot stage microscopy, dynamic vapor sorption, and X-ray diffraction.

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Affiliation: Piramal Enterprise Limited, 1 Nirlon Knowledge Park, Goregaon East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400063, India.

ABSTRACT
Solid dispersion is molecular dispersion of drug in a polymer matrix which leads to improved solubility and hence better bioavailability. Solvent evaporation technique was employed to prepare films of different combinations of polymers, plasticizer, and a modal drug sulindac to narrow down on a few polymer-plasticizer-sulindac combinations. The sulindac-polymer-plasticizer combination that was stable with good film forming properties was processed by hot melt mixing, a technique close to hot melt extrusion, to predict its behavior in a hot melt extrusion process. Hot melt mixing is not a substitute to hot melt extrusion but is an aid in predicting the formation of molecularly dispersed form of a given set of drug-polymer-plasticizer combination in a hot melt extrusion process. The formulations were characterized by advanced techniques like optical microscopy, differential scanning calorimetry, hot stage microscopy, dynamic vapor sorption, and X-ray diffraction. Subsequently, the best drug-polymer-plasticizer combination obtained by hot melt mixing was subjected to hot melt extrusion process to validate the usefulness of hot melt mixing as a predictive tool in hot melt extrusion process.

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X-ray diffraction pattern of SUL and its various formulations described in Table 2.
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fig5: X-ray diffraction pattern of SUL and its various formulations described in Table 2.

Mentions: As can be seen in Figure 5, the evidence of amorphization of SUL in different polymer-plasticizer combinations was evident as there was no sharp peak present in the X-ray diffraction pattern of many when compared to that of pure SUL. In case of SUL + HPMC + PEG1000 and SUL + HPMC + TEC there were a few sharp peaks evident but nevertheless the rest of the diffraction pattern was diffused as is the case with amorphous substances.


Formulation and Characterization of Solid Dispersion Prepared by Hot Melt Mixing: A Fast Screening Approach for Polymer Selection.

Enose AA, Dasan PK, Sivaramakrishnan H, Shah SM - J Pharm (Cairo) (2014)

X-ray diffraction pattern of SUL and its various formulations described in Table 2.
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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fig5: X-ray diffraction pattern of SUL and its various formulations described in Table 2.
Mentions: As can be seen in Figure 5, the evidence of amorphization of SUL in different polymer-plasticizer combinations was evident as there was no sharp peak present in the X-ray diffraction pattern of many when compared to that of pure SUL. In case of SUL + HPMC + PEG1000 and SUL + HPMC + TEC there were a few sharp peaks evident but nevertheless the rest of the diffraction pattern was diffused as is the case with amorphous substances.

Bottom Line: Solid dispersion is molecular dispersion of drug in a polymer matrix which leads to improved solubility and hence better bioavailability.Solvent evaporation technique was employed to prepare films of different combinations of polymers, plasticizer, and a modal drug sulindac to narrow down on a few polymer-plasticizer-sulindac combinations.The formulations were characterized by advanced techniques like optical microscopy, differential scanning calorimetry, hot stage microscopy, dynamic vapor sorption, and X-ray diffraction.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Piramal Enterprise Limited, 1 Nirlon Knowledge Park, Goregaon East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400063, India.

ABSTRACT
Solid dispersion is molecular dispersion of drug in a polymer matrix which leads to improved solubility and hence better bioavailability. Solvent evaporation technique was employed to prepare films of different combinations of polymers, plasticizer, and a modal drug sulindac to narrow down on a few polymer-plasticizer-sulindac combinations. The sulindac-polymer-plasticizer combination that was stable with good film forming properties was processed by hot melt mixing, a technique close to hot melt extrusion, to predict its behavior in a hot melt extrusion process. Hot melt mixing is not a substitute to hot melt extrusion but is an aid in predicting the formation of molecularly dispersed form of a given set of drug-polymer-plasticizer combination in a hot melt extrusion process. The formulations were characterized by advanced techniques like optical microscopy, differential scanning calorimetry, hot stage microscopy, dynamic vapor sorption, and X-ray diffraction. Subsequently, the best drug-polymer-plasticizer combination obtained by hot melt mixing was subjected to hot melt extrusion process to validate the usefulness of hot melt mixing as a predictive tool in hot melt extrusion process.

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