DOI: 10.21276/ajptr
Tue, 16 Oct 2018

Formulation and In-Vitro Evaluation of Pulsatile Drug Delivery System of Trimetazidine Hydrochloride for Chronomodulated Therapy

Dipen R. Bhimani*1, Piyush S. Baraiya 1

1. B. K. Mody Government Pharmacy College, Rajkot


The main objective of the present investigation was to formulate and evaluate chronomodulated pulsatile drug delivery system of Trimetazidine Hydrochloride which was aimed to release the drug after lag time (6 hrs) in order to mimic circardian rhythm of Angina Pectoris.Preformulation studies and compatibility studies were carried out for drug and excipients. Core tablet was prepared by direct compression using sodium starch glycolate as superdisintegrant and press coated with different polymer & varying its ratio. Further prepared tablets were optimized using 32 full factorial design. Nine batches were prepared varying the amount of polymer and ratio of polumer (HPMC K4M: EC) and they were evaluated for precompressional and postcompressional tests. Optimized batch was derived statistically using desirability function (Minitab 17).The Model was validated by formulating the check point batch. Accerelated stabilitiy study was carried out of optimized batch. Preformulation and compatibility studies was carried out using FTIR , DSC which shows satisfactory results, no interaction was found between drug and excipients. Press coating of core tablet with the combination of HPMC K4M and EC was found to be providing the desired release. Results of precompressional and postcompressional was found to be within the limits. Varying  the amount of coating and ratio of polymer have significant effect on lag time(Y1) as well as on time required for 90% drug release (Y2).Optimized batch shows lag time of 6 hrs followed by complete release within 1 hrs which is desiered in case of pulsatile delivery. No significant bias was found between predicted and observed value of check point batch.The data of stability study revealed that the optimized formulation is stable. Pulsatile drug delivery system of Trimetazidine Hydrochloride for chronomodulated therapy can be prepared by press coating technique using 200 mg of coating and HPMC K4M:EC(10:90) ratio of polymer which will provide lag time of 6hrs and complete release within 1 hrs.

Keywords: Chronomodulated, Pulsatile release, Lag time, Trimetazidine Hydrochloride, HPMC K4M , EC, Press Coated tablet

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