Publication Type : Journal Article
Publisher : International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Source : International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences, vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 1409-1422, 2018
Url : https://pharmascope.org/index.php/ijrps/article/view/484/387
Campus : Kochi
School : School of Pharmacy
Department : Pharmaceutics
Year : 2018
Abstract : The study was intended to surpass the related problems of reduced oral bio-availability, to reduce the serious side effects associated with other routes and to study the suitability of formulating the drug into a mucoadhesive buc-cal patch for the systemic drug delivery. The mucoadhesive buccal film of im-ipramine hydrochloride was prepared using varying concentrations of HPMC E15 and Carbopol 940 by Solvent casting technique, which produced a trans-parent colourless patch. Physical evaluation, in-vitro drug release studies, ex-vivo drug permeation studies, histopathological studies, stability studies etc. were carried out on these formulated buccal patches and responses such as in-vitro drug release and ex-vivo drug permeation being used for optimiza-tion. The average thickness of the patch was found to be in the range of 0.01746 to 0.2488μm. The in-vitrodrug release studies showed 93.39% drug release from formulation FVI and the stability studies carried out at two dif-ferent temperatures showed patches remained stable even after 45 days. This study concludes that mucoadhesive buccal patches that were prepared were safe, convenient and effective formulation for the systemic delivery of an antidepressant drug, imipramine hydrochloride. Besides this, it provides sustained delivery of the drug into the systemic circulation and has least gas-trointestinal side effects compared to the marketed formulation.
Cite this Research Publication : C. Ramachandran, Nair, S. G., Kumar, G. S., and Dr. Vidya Viswanad, “Formulation and evaluation of mucoadhesive buccal patch containing imipramine hydrochloride”, International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences, vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 1409-1422, 2018