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The gastrointestinal transit and in vivo drug release behaviour of a film-coated tablet formulation was investigated in five healthy human subjects using the technique of gamma scintigraphy. The film coating system consisted of a mixture of pectin, chitosan and HPMC in a ratio of 6:1:0.37 applied to 750 mg cores at a coat weight gain of 9%. The estimated(More)
Nanosuspensions of the anti-oxidant resveratrol (5%) were produced for dermal application. Production was performed by high pressure homogenization, applying 1.500 bar up to 30 cycles. Four nanosuspensions were investigated using the stabilizers Tween 80, Poloxamer 188, Plantacare 2000 and Inutec SP1, 1% and 2% respectively. The nanosuspensions were(More)
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES The artemisinin-based antimalarial medicines are first line medicines in the treatment of severe and uncomplicated falciparum malaria. Numerous brands of these medicines manufactured in various countries are available in the Ghanaian market. The study was aimed at evaluating the authenticity and quality of selected brands of(More)
The permeabilities of mixed films of pectin/chitosan/HPMC have been studied to assess their value in producing a dosage form with biphasic drug release characteristics. The inclusion of chitosan enhanced the properties of the films, rendering them stable at all physiological pH values. Pectin/HPMC films were soluble at pH values above 3.0. All(More)
Mixed films containing pectin, chitosan and HPMC, prepared by solvent casting from 0.1 M HCl (pH 1.5) and 0.1 M acetic acid (pH 2.9) were evaluated for their morphological and leaching properties. Films cast at pH 1.5 were uniform with smooth surfaces while films cast at pH 2.9 showed particle aggregation and had rough surfaces due to polyelectrolyte(More)
The antibacterial activity of the aqueous, ethanol, methanol and petroleum ether Soxhlet extracts of sundried stem bark of Spathodea campanulata P. Beauv. (Bignoniaceae) was investigated by testing the extracts against B. subtilis, E. coli, P. aeruginosa and S. aureus. The minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of the methanol extract was determined against(More)
The effect of six different preservatives on the production process and stability of resveratrol nanosuspensions was investigated. Nanosuspensions of the anti-oxidant resveratrol were prepared by high pressure homogenization (1,500 bar, 20 homogenization cycles). The preservatives used were: caprylyl glycol (0.75%), Euxyl PE 9010 (1.0%), Hydrolite-5 (2.0),(More)
A study was carried out into the biphasic drug release properties of film-coated paracetamol tablets. The tablet cores were formulated without a disintegrant and film-coated with a coating formulation consisting of pectin, chitosan and hydroxypropylmethylcellulose in a ratio of 6:1:0.37. The tablet cores and the film-coated tablets with coat weight gains(More)
The physicochemical and antimicrobial properties of cocoa pod husk (CPH) pectin intended as a versatile pharmaceutical excipient and nutraceutical were studied. Properties investigated include pH, moisture content, ash values, swelling index, viscosity, degree of esterification (DE), flow properties, SEM, FTIR, NMR, and elemental content. Antimicrobial(More)
The study was aimed at developing extended release matrix tablets of poorly water-soluble diclofenac sodium and highly water-soluble metformin hydrochloride by direct compression using cashew gum, xanthan gum and hydroxypropylmethylcellulose (HPMC) as release retardants. The suitability of light grade cashew gum as a direct compression excipient was studied(More)