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Recent Patents on Drug Delivery & Formulation


ISSN (Print): 1872-2113
ISSN (Online): 2212-4039

Research Article

Formulation and Optimization of Lansoprazole Pellets Using Factorial Design Prepared by Extrusion-Spheronization Technique Using Carboxymethyl Tamarind Kernel Powder

Author(s): Sagar Sopanrao Muley*, Tanaji Nandgude and Sushilkumar Poddar

Volume 11, Issue 1, 2017

Page: [54 - 66] Pages: 13

DOI: 10.2174/1872211311666170113150248

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Background: In the present study, Lansoprazole pellets were prepared employing a novel excipient Carboxymethyl tamarind kernel powder (CMTKP) using extrusion-spheronization technique. Various research studies including patents have been carried out on this polymer. Pellet formulation was optimized for formulation parameters (concentration of microcrystalline cellulose, CMTKP, croscarmellose sodium and isopropyl alcohol).

Methods: Process parameters (speed and duration of spheronization) were optimized using factorial design. The pellets were evaluated for yield, bulk and tapped density, particle size, hardness, drug content, disintegration time and drug release.

Results: The optimized batch showed 93.53% yield, 0.307 kg/cm2 hardness, 2.15 mm average particle size, 292 sec disintegration time and 90.46% drug content.

Conclusion: Drug release of the optimized batch (2F7) and marketed formulation (LANZOL cap) was found to be 82.33% and 80.07%, respectively. An accelerated study indicated that optimized formulation was stable.

Keywords: Pelletization, lansoprazole, carboxymethyl tamarind kernel powder, extrusion-spheronization

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