In-vitro Studies of Pentoxifylline Controlled-Release from Hydrophilic Matrices

Authors

  • B. M. Rahman
  • M. A. Islam
  • M. I. I. Wahed
  • Maruf Ahmed
  • R. Islam
  • R. K. Barman
  • A. S. M. Anisuzzaman
  • Proma Khondkar

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/jsr.v1i2.1080

Keywords:

Pentoxifylline, Controlled release, Methocel K15 MCR.

Abstract

Methocel K15 MCR (a modified hydroxypropylmethylcellulose) matrix tablets of pentoxifylline using microcrystalline cellulose (MCC), starch and lactose were prepared by wet granulation process. There was no significant difference in drug release between the hydrophilic matrices when the Methocel K15 MCR concentration was modified in low percentage. The release of pentoxifylline was influenced by the presence of microcrystalline cellulose, and by the different concentrations of starch and lactose. The data obtained proved that the formulation with 12.5% Methocel K15 MCR and 20% lactose is more useful for a controlled release pentoxifylline, due to the percentage released after 8 hours is nearly to 65%. There was no significant change on release profile after three months storage of tablets. The best-fit release kinetics was achieved with the Higuchi model, followed by the first-order plot.


Keywords: Pentoxifylline; Controlled release; Methocel K15 MCR.

© 2009 JSR Publications. ISSN: 2070-0237 (Print); 2070-0245 (Online). All rights reserved.


DOI: 10.3329/jsr.v1i2.1080

 

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Published

2009-04-23

How to Cite

Rahman, B. M., Islam, M. A., Wahed, M. I. I., Ahmed, M., Islam, R., Barman, R. K., Anisuzzaman, A. S. M., & Khondkar, P. (2009). In-vitro Studies of Pentoxifylline Controlled-Release from Hydrophilic Matrices. Journal of Scientific Research, 1(2), 353–362. https://doi.org/10.3329/jsr.v1i2.1080

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Section B: Chemical and Biological Sciences