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A simple isocratic reversed-phase HPLC method for the determination of gabapentin and its major degradation impurity, 3,3-pentamethylene-4-butyrolactam, was developed and validated for use in the analysis of pharmaceutical tablets and capsules. Separation was achieved on a Brownlee Spheri-5 Cyano column using an acetonitrile-10 mM KH2PO4/10 mM K2HPO4 (pH(More)
Although natural gums and their derivatives are used widely in pharmaceutical dosage forms, their use as biodegradable polymeric materials to deliver bioactive agents has been hampered by the synthetic materials. These natural polysaccharides do hold advantages over the synthetic polymers, generally because they are nontoxic, less expensive, and freely(More)
A simple isocratic reversed-phase HPLC method was developed and validated for the analysis of dissolution samples of gabapentin tablets and capsules. Separation of gabapentin from its major degradation impurity, 3,3-pentamethylene-4-butyrolactam was achieved on a Phenomenex Luna Cyano column using a methanol-acetonitrile-20 mM KH(2)PO(4) (pH 2.2) (5:5:90,(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine the stability differences between split and intact gabapentin tablets. Gabapentin tablets from three different manufacturers (G1, G2 and G3) were tested for a period of 9 weeks under long-term (25 degrees C/60% RH) and intermediate stability (30 degrees C/60% RH) storage conditions after storage in closed amber(More)
The omentum is used for reconstruction of intra- and extra-abdominal wounds because of its high vascularity and immunological properties. It is used most often in patients in whom sternal wound infection develops after coronary artery bypass grafting. The major drawback of using the omentum is the necessity of performing a laparotomy to dissect and mobilize(More)
Various adverse events including esophagus irritations have been reported with the use of alendronate tablets, likely attributed to the rapid tablet disintegration in the mouth or esophagus. Accordingly, the disintegration of six alendronate tablet drug products was studied using a newly developed testing device equipped with in-line sensors, in addition to(More)
Stability of formulations over shelf-life is critical for having a quality product. Choice of excipients, manufacturing process, storage conditions, and packaging can either mitigate or enhance the degradation of the active pharmaceutical ingredient (API), affecting potency and/or stability. The purpose was to investigate the influence of processing and(More)
A robust, noninvasive, real-time, on-line near-infrared (NIR) quantitative method is described for blend uniformity monitoring of a pharmaceutical solid dosage form containing 29.4% (w/w) drug load with three major excipients (crospovidone, lactose, and microcrystalline cellulose). A set of 21 off-line, static calibration samples were used to develop a(More)
Magnesium stearate is a functional excipient used to ensure efficient ejection of tablets. This study compares the functionality of a vegetable and bovine grade of magnesium stearate. Tablets were prepared by direct compression and dry granulation of a model formulation. Physical and chemical tests were performed on bulk powders, granule intermediates, and(More)
The purpose of this research was to develop an orally disintegrating tablet (ODT) dosage form containing taste-masked beads of clindamycin HCl. Several formulation strategies were evaluated and a taste-masked ODT of clindamycin HCl was prepared without the use of a waxy cushioning agent. Clindamycin HCl (ca. 46% w/w) was coated onto microcrystalline(More)