Multiple Unite Pellet Systems (MUPS) as Drug Delivery model

  • Saad M. Majeed Department of Pharmaceutics, College of Pharmacy, University of Mosul, Iraq
  • Mohammed K. Al-Shaheen Department of Pharmaceutics, College of Pharmacy, University of Mosul, Iraq
  • Radhwan Nidal Al-Zidan Department of Pharmaceutics, College of Pharmacy, University of Mosul, Iraq
  • Sameer M. Mahmood Department of Pharmaceutics, College of Pharmacy, University of Mosul, Iraq

Abstract

Multiparticulate drug delivery systems are mainly oral dosage form, consist of small discrete units that exhibit different characteristics especially in release pattern and drug bioavailability. These systems are represented by granules, pellets, microspheres, microcapsules, and minitablets. Pellets offer high flexibility in the design, formulation, and development of oral dosage forms such as sachet, suspension, capsule, and tablet. Multiparticulate tablets manufactured by compaction of multiple unite pellets is one of the latest and, yet, challenging technologies. Multiparticulate tablets combine the benefits of both a tablet and a pellet-filled capsule in one dosage form but their manufacturing experience many difficulties. The oral multiparticulate products consist of polymer-coated subunits or pellets, which are embedded in an inert excipients’ matrix, formulated to overcome the difficulty in administering capsules and improve the physicochemical stability of suspension and offer predictable release and uniform distribution in the gastro-intestinal tract compared to the plain tablet. This review discusses the advantages and drawbacks of MUPS, the properties of an ideal MUPS, various pharmaceutical applications of MUPS, the challenges and key variables that to be considered in the tableting process for successful production of MUPS


Keywords: MUPS®, Pellets, Multiparticulate tablets.

Keywords: MUPS®, Pellets, Multiparticulate tablets

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Author Biographies

Saad M. Majeed, Department of Pharmaceutics, College of Pharmacy, University of Mosul, Iraq

 Department of Pharmaceutics, College of Pharmacy, University of Mosul, Iraq

Mohammed K. Al-Shaheen, Department of Pharmaceutics, College of Pharmacy, University of Mosul, Iraq

 Department of Pharmaceutics, College of Pharmacy, University of Mosul, Iraq

Radhwan Nidal Al-Zidan, Department of Pharmaceutics, College of Pharmacy, University of Mosul, Iraq

 Department of Pharmaceutics, College of Pharmacy, University of Mosul, Iraq

Sameer M. Mahmood, Department of Pharmaceutics, College of Pharmacy, University of Mosul, Iraq

 Department of Pharmaceutics, College of Pharmacy, University of Mosul, Iraq

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Majeed SM, Al-Shaheen MK, Al-Zidan RN, Mahmood SM. Multiple Unite Pellet Systems (MUPS) as Drug Delivery model. JDDT [Internet]. 15Nov.2020 [cited 26Nov.2020];10(6):231-5. Available from: http://jddtonline.info/index.php/jddt/article/view/4389