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Surface Deposition and Coalescence and Coacervation Phase Separation Methods: In Vitro Study and Compatibility Analysis of Eudragit RS30D, Eudragit RL30D, and Carbopol-PLA Loaded Metronidazole Microspheres.

Dewan I, Islam MM, Al-Hasan M, Nath J, Sultana S, Rana MS - J Pharm (Cairo) (2015)

Bottom Line: Metronidazole (MTZ) has extremely broad spectrum of protozoal and antimicrobial activity and is clinically effective in trichomoniasis, amoebic colitis, and giardiasis.The SEM and FTIR studies confirm good spheres and smooth surface as well as interaction between drug and polymers.Though release kinetic is uncertain, the best fit was obtained with the Korsmeyer kinetic model with release exponent (n) lying between 0.45 and 0.89.

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Affiliation: Department of Pharmacy, University of Asia Pacific, Dhanmondi, Dhaka 1209, Bangladesh.

ABSTRACT
Metronidazole (MTZ) has extremely broad spectrum of protozoal and antimicrobial activity and is clinically effective in trichomoniasis, amoebic colitis, and giardiasis. This study was performed to formulate and evaluate the MTZ loaded microspheres by coacervation phase separation and surface deposition and coalescence methods using different polymers like Gelatin, Carbopol 934P, Polylactic Acid (PLA), Eudragit RS30D, and Eudragit RL30D to acquire sustained release of drug. In vitro dissolution studies were carried out in phosphate buffer (pH 7.4) for 8 hours according to USP paddle method. The maximum and minimum release of MTZ from microspheres observed were 84.81% and 76.6% for coacervation and 95.07% and 80.07% for surface deposition method, respectively, after 8 hours. Release kinetics was studied in different mathematical release models. The SEM and FTIR studies confirm good spheres and smooth surface as well as interaction between drug and polymers. Though release kinetic is uncertain, the best fit was obtained with the Korsmeyer kinetic model with release exponent (n) lying between 0.45 and 0.89. In vitro studies showed that MTZ microspheres with different polymers might be a good candidate as sustained drug delivery system to treat bacterial infections.

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SEM studies of metronidazole microspheres of formulation F25 prepared by coacervation phase separation method with different magnification: (a) at ×90 SEI, (b) at ×140 SEI, (c) at ×600 SEI, and (d) at ×1000 SEI.
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fig5: SEM studies of metronidazole microspheres of formulation F25 prepared by coacervation phase separation method with different magnification: (a) at ×90 SEI, (b) at ×140 SEI, (c) at ×600 SEI, and (d) at ×1000 SEI.

Mentions: SEM study has shown that microspheres of formulation F25 were spherical and aggregated. The surface of the drug loaded microspheres manifested the presence of drug particles and rough surface, clearly visible from outside at high magnification in Figure 5.


Surface Deposition and Coalescence and Coacervation Phase Separation Methods: In Vitro Study and Compatibility Analysis of Eudragit RS30D, Eudragit RL30D, and Carbopol-PLA Loaded Metronidazole Microspheres.

Dewan I, Islam MM, Al-Hasan M, Nath J, Sultana S, Rana MS - J Pharm (Cairo) (2015)

SEM studies of metronidazole microspheres of formulation F25 prepared by coacervation phase separation method with different magnification: (a) at ×90 SEI, (b) at ×140 SEI, (c) at ×600 SEI, and (d) at ×1000 SEI.
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fig5: SEM studies of metronidazole microspheres of formulation F25 prepared by coacervation phase separation method with different magnification: (a) at ×90 SEI, (b) at ×140 SEI, (c) at ×600 SEI, and (d) at ×1000 SEI.
Mentions: SEM study has shown that microspheres of formulation F25 were spherical and aggregated. The surface of the drug loaded microspheres manifested the presence of drug particles and rough surface, clearly visible from outside at high magnification in Figure 5.

Bottom Line: Metronidazole (MTZ) has extremely broad spectrum of protozoal and antimicrobial activity and is clinically effective in trichomoniasis, amoebic colitis, and giardiasis.The SEM and FTIR studies confirm good spheres and smooth surface as well as interaction between drug and polymers.Though release kinetic is uncertain, the best fit was obtained with the Korsmeyer kinetic model with release exponent (n) lying between 0.45 and 0.89.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Pharmacy, University of Asia Pacific, Dhanmondi, Dhaka 1209, Bangladesh.

ABSTRACT
Metronidazole (MTZ) has extremely broad spectrum of protozoal and antimicrobial activity and is clinically effective in trichomoniasis, amoebic colitis, and giardiasis. This study was performed to formulate and evaluate the MTZ loaded microspheres by coacervation phase separation and surface deposition and coalescence methods using different polymers like Gelatin, Carbopol 934P, Polylactic Acid (PLA), Eudragit RS30D, and Eudragit RL30D to acquire sustained release of drug. In vitro dissolution studies were carried out in phosphate buffer (pH 7.4) for 8 hours according to USP paddle method. The maximum and minimum release of MTZ from microspheres observed were 84.81% and 76.6% for coacervation and 95.07% and 80.07% for surface deposition method, respectively, after 8 hours. Release kinetics was studied in different mathematical release models. The SEM and FTIR studies confirm good spheres and smooth surface as well as interaction between drug and polymers. Though release kinetic is uncertain, the best fit was obtained with the Korsmeyer kinetic model with release exponent (n) lying between 0.45 and 0.89. In vitro studies showed that MTZ microspheres with different polymers might be a good candidate as sustained drug delivery system to treat bacterial infections.

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