Formulation Development of Metoprolol Succinate and Hydrochlorothiazide Compression Coated Tablets

Author(s): Ritesh Shah, Swatil Parmar, Hetal Patel, Sonia Pandey, Dinesh Shah

Journal Name: Current Drug Delivery

Volume 10 , Issue 6 , 2013

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The purpose of present research work was to design and optimize compression coated tablet to provide an immediate release of hydrochlorothiazide in stomach and extended release of metoprolol succinate in intestine. Compression coated tablet was prepared by direct compression method which consisted of metoprolol succinate extended release core tablet and hydrochlorothiazide immediate release coat layer. Barrier coating of Hydroxy Propyl Methyl Cellulose (HPMC) E15LV was applied onto the core tablets to prevent burst release of metoprolol succinate in acidic medium. A 32 full factorial design was employed for optimization of the amount of polymers required to achieve extended release of drug. The percentage drug release at given time Q3, Q6, Q10, Q22; were selected as dependent variables. Core and compression coated tablets were evaluated for pharmaco-technical parameters. In vitro drug release of optimized batch was found to comply with Pharmacopoeial specifications. Desired release of metoprolol succinate was obtained by suitable combination of HPMC having high gelling capacity and polyethylene oxide having quick gelling capacity. The mechanism of release of metoprolol succinate from all batches was anomalous diffusion. Optimised batch was stable at accelerated conditions up to 3 months. Thus, compression coated tablet of metoprolol succinate and hydrochlorothiazide was successfully formulated.

Keywords: Compression coated tablet, hydroxy propyl methyl cellulose, immediate release, in vitro release, polyethylene oxide, sustained release.

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Year: 2013
Published on: 25 November, 2013
Page: [631 - 644]
Pages: 14
DOI: 10.2174/156720181006131125145201
Price: $65

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