Design of Sustained Release Tablet Containing Fucoidan

Author(s): Thao Truong-Dinh Tran, Dai Kieu-Phuong Ngo, Toi Van Vo, Phuong Ha-Lien Tran

Journal Name: Current Drug Delivery

Volume 12 , Issue 2 , 2015

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The study introduced a new therapeutic agent, fucoidan, which can offer potential medical treatments including anti-inflammatory and anti-coagulant activities, as well as anti-proliferative effects on cancer cells. Fucoidan was included in sustained release formulations expected for an effective plasma drug concentration for approximately 24 h. The matrices based on the two polymers hydroxypropyl methycellulose (HPMC) and polyethylene oxide (PEO) were prepared with various ratios between the polymers and fucoidan. The dissolution profiles of various matrix tablets performed in enzyme- free simulated intestinal fluid (pH 6.8) for 24 h indicated a higher potential of PEO-based matrix tablets in sustaining release of fucoidan. The swelling and erosion of the tablets were also characterized to elucidate the difference among those dissolution profiles.

Keywords: Fucoidan, hydroxypropyl methycellulose, polyethylene oxide, sustained drug release.

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Article Details

Year: 2015
Published on: 22 April, 2015
Page: [231 - 237]
Pages: 7
DOI: 10.2174/1567201811666141109210850
Price: $65

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