Preparation and Characterization of Artemether Solid Dispersion by Spray Drying Technique

  • Dhiraj Dabhade Department of Pharmaceutics, Smt. Kishoritai Bhoyar College of Pharmacy, Kamptee Nagpur, Maharashtra, India 441002
  • Kamlesh Wadher Department of Pharmaceutics, Smt. Kishoritai Bhoyar College of Pharmacy, Kamptee Nagpur, Maharashtra, India 441002
  • Shrikant Bute Department of Pharmaceutics, Smt. Kishoritai Bhoyar College of Pharmacy, Kamptee Nagpur, Maharashtra, India 441002
  • Nikita Naidu Department of Pharmaceutics, Smt. Kishoritai Bhoyar College of Pharmacy, Kamptee Nagpur, Maharashtra, India 441002
  • Milind Umekar Department of Pharmaceutics, Smt. Kishoritai Bhoyar College of Pharmacy, Kamptee Nagpur, Maharashtra, India 441002
  • Sanjay Anantwar N. D. M. V. P. Samaj’s College of Pharmacy, Nashik, Maharashtra, India 422002

Abstract

Introduction: Artemether, a BCS class IV drug (poorly water soluble and poorly permeable, less bioavailability) but is found to be effective against falciparum malaria. Preparation of water soluble formulation could be the technique to improve bioavailability of such drug. The most ideally used technique to enhance the solubility and dissolution of poorly water soluble drugs is Solid dispersion method.


Method: The objective of the study was to enhance the solubility and dissolution rate of Artemether by preparing solid dispersions using Soluplus, at different ration of 1:1, 1:2, 1:3 and 1:4 using spray drying technology. Prepared Solid dispersions were characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and differential scanning calorimetry.


Results: The spray-dried solid dispersions found to be having less crystallinity and showed higher dissolution rates. Solubility study data showed the optimum drug/Soluplus ratio to be 1:3. The dissolution studies of Solid dispersions in 1.2 pH and 6.8 pH buffer showed higher drug release as compared to pure drug.


Conclusion: Thus we conclude that an amorphous solid dispersion of Artemether could be a better option for enhancing the dissolution rate of drug


Keywords: solid dispersion, artemether, soluplus, solubility enhancement

Keywords: solid dispersion, artemether, soluplus, solubility enhancement

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Author Biographies

Dhiraj Dabhade, Department of Pharmaceutics, Smt. Kishoritai Bhoyar College of Pharmacy, Kamptee Nagpur, Maharashtra, India 441002

Department of Pharmaceutics, Smt. Kishoritai Bhoyar College of Pharmacy, Kamptee Nagpur, Maharashtra, India 441002

Kamlesh Wadher, Department of Pharmaceutics, Smt. Kishoritai Bhoyar College of Pharmacy, Kamptee Nagpur, Maharashtra, India 441002

Department of Pharmaceutics, Smt. Kishoritai Bhoyar College of Pharmacy, Kamptee Nagpur, Maharashtra, India 441002

Shrikant Bute, Department of Pharmaceutics, Smt. Kishoritai Bhoyar College of Pharmacy, Kamptee Nagpur, Maharashtra, India 441002

Department of Pharmaceutics, Smt. Kishoritai Bhoyar College of Pharmacy, Kamptee Nagpur, Maharashtra, India 441002

Nikita Naidu, Department of Pharmaceutics, Smt. Kishoritai Bhoyar College of Pharmacy, Kamptee Nagpur, Maharashtra, India 441002

Department of Pharmaceutics, Smt. Kishoritai Bhoyar College of Pharmacy, Kamptee Nagpur, Maharashtra, India 441002

Milind Umekar, Department of Pharmaceutics, Smt. Kishoritai Bhoyar College of Pharmacy, Kamptee Nagpur, Maharashtra, India 441002

Department of Pharmaceutics, Smt. Kishoritai Bhoyar College of Pharmacy, Kamptee Nagpur, Maharashtra, India 441002

Sanjay Anantwar, N. D. M. V. P. Samaj’s College of Pharmacy, Nashik, Maharashtra, India 422002

N. D. M. V. P. Samaj’s College of Pharmacy, Nashik, Maharashtra, India 422002

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Dabhade D, Wadher K, Bute S, Naidu N, Umekar M, Anantwar S. Preparation and Characterization of Artemether Solid Dispersion by Spray Drying Technique. JDDT [Internet]. 15Mar.2021 [cited 20Apr.2021];11(2):1-. Available from: http://jddtonline.info/index.php/jddt/article/view/4557