To overcome difficulties in splitting, uneven breaking and inconsistent dosing frequently reported with scored tablets, a novel punch was proposed for the manufacturing of easy breakable tablets (EBTs). In this work, the performance of the EBT punch was investigated vs. a ridged one for traditional breakable tablets (TBTs) using a furosemide powder formulation for orally disintegrating tablets (ODTs). A Face Centered Central Composite Design was applied to investigate the influence of punch type, compaction force, tablet weight and press rotation speed on the mechanical properties of ODTs, their behavior in aqueous fluids and aptitude for splitting. Mass uniformity and adequate crushing strength, friability, water uptake, disintegration and wetting times were obtained from both TBTs and EBTs. Interestingly, more favorable splitting behavior was shown by tablets manufactured by the novel punch, in view of lower mass loss and portion mass variability after breaking. The ease of breaking, accuracy of subdivision and mass loss of ODTs were also evaluated by a volunteer (n = 20) panel test. Less difficulty was found in splitting EBTs than TBTs (p < 0.05), and a larger number of tablets were properly broken into four parts. Thus, this study proved the usefulness of the EBT punch in overcoming drawbacks associated with divisible tablets.

Evaluation of Newly Designed and Traditional Punches in Manufacturing of Scored ODTs / L. Palugan, S. Moutaharrik, A. Maroni, A.A. Foppoli, A. Melocchi, C. Vecchio, A. Gazzaniga, M. Cerea. - In: PHARMACEUTICS. - ISSN 1999-4923. - 14:10(2022 Sep 27), pp. 2054.1-2054.12. [10.3390/pharmaceutics14102054]

Evaluation of Newly Designed and Traditional Punches in Manufacturing of Scored ODTs

L. Palugan
Primo
;
S. Moutaharrik
Secondo
;
A. Maroni;A.A. Foppoli
;
A. Melocchi;A. Gazzaniga
Penultimo
;
M. Cerea
Ultimo
2022

Abstract

To overcome difficulties in splitting, uneven breaking and inconsistent dosing frequently reported with scored tablets, a novel punch was proposed for the manufacturing of easy breakable tablets (EBTs). In this work, the performance of the EBT punch was investigated vs. a ridged one for traditional breakable tablets (TBTs) using a furosemide powder formulation for orally disintegrating tablets (ODTs). A Face Centered Central Composite Design was applied to investigate the influence of punch type, compaction force, tablet weight and press rotation speed on the mechanical properties of ODTs, their behavior in aqueous fluids and aptitude for splitting. Mass uniformity and adequate crushing strength, friability, water uptake, disintegration and wetting times were obtained from both TBTs and EBTs. Interestingly, more favorable splitting behavior was shown by tablets manufactured by the novel punch, in view of lower mass loss and portion mass variability after breaking. The ease of breaking, accuracy of subdivision and mass loss of ODTs were also evaluated by a volunteer (n = 20) panel test. Less difficulty was found in splitting EBTs than TBTs (p < 0.05), and a larger number of tablets were properly broken into four parts. Thus, this study proved the usefulness of the EBT punch in overcoming drawbacks associated with divisible tablets.
breakability panel test; design of experiments; easy breakable tablets; furosemide scored tablets; orally disintegrating tablets; punch design; quality by design;
Settore CHIM/09 - Farmaceutico Tecnologico Applicativo
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