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Author Latha, M. S. ♦ Jayakrishnan, A.
Source Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology
Content type Text
Publisher Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Medicine & health ♦ Pharmacology and therapeutics
Subject Domain (in MeSH) Therapeutics ♦ Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment
Subject Keyword Drug Delivery
Abstract A controlled release dosage form of theophylline in the form of microspheres using the milk protein casein as the matrix is described. Glutaraldehyde cross-linking of an aqueous alkaline solution of the protein containing the drug, dispersed in a mixture of dichloromethane/hexane having ca. 1% of an aliphatic polyurethane as the suspension stabilizer, led to the formation of the drug-loaded microspheres. Drug incorporation efficiency of around 80% could be achieved by the technique. Release profiles of the drug were examined in simulated gastric and intestinal fluids at 37 degrees C. It was observed that the release was diffusion-controlled and followed the Higuchi model. Release characteristics were influenced by the cross-linking density, particle size and the extent of loading. Data obtained indicate that the natural milk protein casein could be used as a matrix for sustained release oral dosage forms.
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Educational Framework Medical Council of India (MCI)
Volume Number 46
Issue Number 1
Page Count 6
Starting Page 8
Ending Page 13