Rosuvastatin calcium is commonly used statin for treatment of dyslipidemia. It has low
bioavailability. The aim of this study was to develop new rosuvastatin calcium self-emulsifying drug
delivery systems (SEDDS) as an alternative formulation and to evaluate the permeability of rosuvastatin
calcium SEDDS by using Caco-2 cells. Rosuvastatin calcium SEDDSs were developed by using
pseudo ternary phase diagram and characterized by using heating cooling cycle, robustness to dilution,
stability and in vitro drug release and permeability. The permeability studies of rosuvastatin calcium SEDDS (Papp (A→B)
for F1-RS=1.492×10-5±0.413×10-5 and Papp (A→B) for F2-RS=1.254×10-5±0.19×10-5) across Caco-2 cells showed that
permeability value from apical to basolateral was higher than permeability value of commercial formulation (Papp
(A→B) =7.13×10-5±0.668×10-5). In conclusion, SEDDS as a drug carrier may be used as an effective and alternative hyperlipidemia
therapy for oral delivery of rosuvastatin calcium.
Keywords: Drug delivery system, Rosuvastatin, self-emulsifiying.
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