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Published on:July 2019
Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, 2019; 53(3):457-467
Original Article | doi:10.5530/ijper.53.3.78

Liquisolid Compact Tablet of Candesartan Cilexetil with Enhanced Solubility using Neusilin US2, Aerosil 200 and Transcutol HP

Authors and affiliation (s):

Pallavi Argade, Vinita Chandrakant Patole, Ashlesha Pravin Pandit*

Department of Pharmaceutics, JSPM Rajarshi Shahu College of Pharmacy and Research, Tathawade, Pune, Maharashtra, INDIA.


Objective: An attempt was made to enhance solubility, dissolution and intestinal permeability of drug candesartan cilexetil by liquisolid technology. Methods: Liquisolid tablet was formulated using non-volatile solvent Transcutol HP, carrier material Neusilin US2 and coating material Aerosil 200. Appropriate quantities of excipients were calculated with the help of mathematical model to get liquisolid powder. A 32 full-factorial design was used further to optimize liquisolid powder. Results: DSC, XRD and SEM studies revealed absence of crystalline nature of drug in liquisolid powder. Liquisolid powder was further compressed into tablet and subjected to various evaluation tests such as in-vitro drug release and ex-vivo intestinal permeation study. Conclusion: Liquisolid technology was found to be promising due to enhance solubility, dissolution and permeation of candesartan cilexetil by 19.75, 3.09 and 2.4-fold, respectively.

Key words: Candesartan cilexetil, Transcutol HP, Neusilin, Aerosil 200, Liquisolid technology, ex-vivo study.



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