DOI: 10.21276/ajptr
Mon, 25 Mar 2019

Formulation Development and Characterization of Sustained Release Matrix Tablets of Doxofylline


Kaushik P*1, S Jain1, S Sardana1

1.Hindu college of pharmacy ,Sonepat (Haryana)



The objective of this research work was to prepare sustained release matrix tablets of doxofylline. Doxofylline is a  xanthine bronchodilator having reduced affinity for A1 & A2 adenosine receptors. Different grades of hydrophilic polymers( HPMC K4M, HPMC K15 cps, HPMC K100 M, Sodium carboxymethylcellulose) and hydrophobic polymer (ethyl cellulose) were used. FTIR study shows that drug and other excipients are compatible with each other. Tablets were prepared by wet granulation technique using non-aqueous solvent IPA and PVP K90D as a binder. Under stage I of preliminary study, tablets were formulated using polymers alone. In stage II polymers were used in combination, with an objective of sustaining release up to 12 hrs. The effect polymer concentration on drug release profile was  investigated. The amounts of HPMC K100 M & NaCMC were selected as independent variables. The results of  final batches indicated that a low concentration of HPMC K100 M & high amount of Sodium CMC favours sustained release of doxofylline from matrix tablets. Accelerated stability study for 8 weeks  confirmed that the best selected formulation F 15 was stable

Keywords: Doxofylline , matrix tablets, HPMC, Sodium CMC, Sustained release tablets.

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