Currently, delayed/pulsatile release and colon delivery represent topics of remarkable interest. The present paper deals with the study and development of an oral dosage form devised to release drugs following a programmed time period after administration or, when opportune design modifications are introduced, to target the colon. The system is composed of a drug-containing core and a hydrophilic swellable polymeric coating capable of delaying drug release through slow interaction with aqueous fluids. An optional external gastroresistant film is applied to overcome gastric emptying variability, thus allowing colon delivery to be pursued according to the time-dependent approach. The aim of this work was to evaluate different hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC) viscosity grades as possible materials for the attainment of the system retarding hydrophilic layer. Both the relevant suitability for application onto tablet cores by aqueous spray-coating in fluid bed and capability of delaying drug release for a programmable period were explored and compared. Methocel E50 was found to afford the best balance among different important items, i.e. process time, retarding ability, dimensions of the coated units and possibility of finely tuning the delay duration. Further results pointed out the robustness of Methocel E50-based systems, which have shown to be practically unaffected by the concentration of the employed coating solution and the pH of the release medium, as well as only poorly influenced by ionic strength, at least with regard to values encompassed in the physiological range for gastrointestinal fluids.

Different HPMC viscosity grades as coating agents for an oral time and/or site-controlled delivery system : a study on process parameters and in vitro performances / M.E. Sangalli, A. Maroni, A.A. Foppoli, L. Zema, F. Giordano, A. Gazzaniga. - In: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES. - ISSN 0928-0987. - 22:5(2004), pp. 469-476. [10.1016/j.ejps.2004.05.002]

Different HPMC viscosity grades as coating agents for an oral time and/or site-controlled delivery system : a study on process parameters and in vitro performances

M.E. Sangalli;A. Maroni;A.A. Foppoli;L. Zema;A. Gazzaniga
2004

Abstract

Currently, delayed/pulsatile release and colon delivery represent topics of remarkable interest. The present paper deals with the study and development of an oral dosage form devised to release drugs following a programmed time period after administration or, when opportune design modifications are introduced, to target the colon. The system is composed of a drug-containing core and a hydrophilic swellable polymeric coating capable of delaying drug release through slow interaction with aqueous fluids. An optional external gastroresistant film is applied to overcome gastric emptying variability, thus allowing colon delivery to be pursued according to the time-dependent approach. The aim of this work was to evaluate different hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC) viscosity grades as possible materials for the attainment of the system retarding hydrophilic layer. Both the relevant suitability for application onto tablet cores by aqueous spray-coating in fluid bed and capability of delaying drug release for a programmable period were explored and compared. Methocel E50 was found to afford the best balance among different important items, i.e. process time, retarding ability, dimensions of the coated units and possibility of finely tuning the delay duration. Further results pointed out the robustness of Methocel E50-based systems, which have shown to be practically unaffected by the concentration of the employed coating solution and the pH of the release medium, as well as only poorly influenced by ionic strength, at least with regard to values encompassed in the physiological range for gastrointestinal fluids.
Oral drug delivery system ; Delayed release ; Pulsatile release ; Colon targeting ; HPMC coating
Settore CHIM/09 - Farmaceutico Tecnologico Applicativo
EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES
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