Comparison of simple Eudragit microparticles loaded with prednisolone and Eudragit-coated chitosan-succinyl-prednisolone conjugate microparticles: Part I. Particle characteristics and in vitro evaluation as a colonic delivery system.

Published on Jul 1, 2012in Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy2.367
· DOI :10.3109/03639045.2011.628677
Hiraku Onishi24
Estimated H-index: 24
(Hoshi University),
Hisashi Kikuchi2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Hoshi University),
Yoshiharu Machida38
Estimated H-index: 38
(Hoshi University)
Objective: Simple Eudragit microparticles loaded with prednisolone and chitosan-succinyl-prednisolone conjugate microparticles coated with Eudragit were prepared and characterized in vitro in order to obtain their basic features as a colonic delivery system.Materials and methods: Both types of microparticles were prepared by the emulsification-solvent evaporation modified somewhat from the previous one. Their particle size, shape and their drug content were investigated, and in vitro release profiles were examined using JP-15 1st fluid (pH 1.2), JP-15 2nd fluid (pH 6.8) and PBS (pH 7.4) as release media. Furthermore, the regeneration of conjugate microparticles from Eudragit-coated microparticles was investigated under the same incubation conditions.Results: Simple Eudragit S100 (EuS) microparticles (ES-M) were almost spherical, ca. 1.2 μm diameter, and PD content ca. 3.7% (w/w). Conjugate microparticles (CS-M1) and EuS-coated conjugate microparticles (CS-M1/S) had particle sizes of ca. 2.8 and 15.3 μm, r...
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