Formulation and Evaluation of Non-Effervescent Floating Tablets of Losartan Potassium

Author(s): Anil Getyala, H. V. Gangadharappa, M. Sarat Chandra Prasad, M. Praveen Kumar Reddy, T. M. Pramod Kumar

Journal Name: Current Drug Delivery

Volume 10 , Issue 5 , 2013

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The aim of the work is to modify the solubility and bioavailability of Losartan potassium, by employing noneffervescent floating drug delivery (tablet dosage forms). Non-effervescent systems are a type of floating drug delivery systems, that have been used to boost the gastric residence and the floatation time in the gastro intestinal tract. The study included formulation of floating tablets using polymers like Chitosan and Karaya gum as matrix forming agents. Accurel® MP 1000 was used as floating agent. The tablets were prepared by direct compression technique. FTIR, DSC studies conformed that there was no incompatibility between the polymer and the drug. Tablet preformulation parameters were within the Pharmacopoeial limit. Tablet showed zero lag time, contisnuance of buoyancy for >12 h. The tablet showed good in vitro release. Drug release was through swelling and abided by the gellation mechanism. In vivo X-ray studies depicted that tablets continued to float in the GIT for 12 h. Accelerated stability showed that, tablets were stable for over 6 month. Thus the prepared non-effervescent floating tablet of Losartan potassium can be used for the treatment of hypertension for more than 12 h with single dose administration.

Keywords: Accurel® MP 1000, Chitosan, Losartan potassium, Non-effervescent floating tablets, X- ray studies.

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Year: 2013
Published on: 31 August, 2013
Page: [620 - 629]
Pages: 10
DOI: 10.2174/1567201811310050013
Price: $65

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