PREPARATION AND EVALUATION OF NILVADIPNE LIQUISOLID COMPACTS
Keywords:Nilvadipine, PEG, PG, Avicel PH 102, Aerosil, Super disintegrants
The purpose of the present study is to develop a novel liquid solid technique which enhances the dissolution rate of water insoluble or poorly water soluble drugs of Nilvadipine, which belong to class II of BCS. Generally the liquisolid technique is based upon the admixture of drug loaded with non volatile solutions (or) liquid drug incorporated with required carrier and coating materials in order to obtain a dry, non adherent, free flowing and compressible powder. Various non volatile solvents used were Propylene glycol, Poly ethylene glycol. The solubility of drug in the non volatile solvents plays an important role in this formulation Avicel PH 102 and aerosil were used as carrier and coating materials. Super disintegrants were used to increase the dissolution rate.Evaluation tests such as Disintegration time, Friability, Hardness and in-vitro dissolution studies were conducted. Amongst all the formulations F14 was considered to be the best in which Propylene glycol is used and the drug release was found to be 97% in 10 min.
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