Saturday , 18 January 2020

Formulation and In-vitro Evaluation of Alosetron Oral Thin Films

Wayal Sunil Anil1, G.S. Valluri2, Gampa Vijay Kumar3
Department of Pharmacy, KGR Institute of Technology and Management, Rampally, Kesara, Medchal, Telangana, India.

Alosetron, is a 5-HT3 antagonist used for the management of severe diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome. In present study oral thin films of Alosetron were developed to have a faster on set of action. The oralthin films were developed by using polymers Guar gum, Pullulan and PVP K30.Oral thin films were prepared by employing solvent casting method. Propylene glycol was selected as permeation enhancer and plasticizer. Drug excipient compatibility studies were carried out by using FTIR, and it was observed that there were no interactions. Formulations were prepared with the varying concentrations polymers ranging from F1-F9, and all the formulations were evaluated for various physical parameters Physical appearance, Weight variation, Thickness, Folding endurance, Tensile strength, Drug content, Moisture uptake, Moisture content and all the results were found to be were found to be within the pharmacopeial limits, in-vitro drug release studies by using USP dissolution Apparatus Type II. Among all the 9 formulations F4 formulation which contain Pullulan 10mg and shown 97.06% cumulative drug release within 30 min. And compared to Guar gum, Pullulan and PVP K30, Pullulan showed better drug release profile.
Keywords: Alosetron, Guar gum, Pullulan and PVP K90.

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