Mariarosa Maietta

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Acyclovir is a well-known antiviral agent. It can be administered in very high doses (from 200 to 1000 mg even three-four times daily). It has absorption problems mainly due to its poor solubility in water (about 0.2 g/100 mL at 25°C) and its oral bioavailability is approximately 15%-20% with a half-life of about 3 h. To improve acyclovir solubility and/or(More)
Nateglinide is an oral antidiabetic agent that should be administered 10-30 min before the meal, but it shows low and pH-dependent solubility that may reduce its oral bioavailability. To improve nateglinide dissolution rate, the active was co-milled with three different super-disintegrants or with some hydrophilic excipients, in 1:1, 1:2, and 1:4 drug to(More)
Nateglinide is a non-sulphonylurea insulinotropic oral antidiabetic agent. The main problem in formulating an oral dosage form is its low solubility in aqueous media. This problem is particularly critical for an anti-diabetic drug because it should be administered just before the meals and be quickly bioavailable to cover the post-prandial glycemic peak. In(More)
Molecular cocrystals are of growing interest in pharmaceutics for their improved physicochemical properties. Their mechanochemical synthesis is very promising, being easy, cheap, and "green". Here, for the first time, we report on cocrystallization of bumetanide, a diuretic and natriuretic active principle, and 4-aminobenzoic acid. The synthesis is(More)
Cocrystallization is a powerful method to improve the physicochemical properties of drugs. Loperamide hydrochloride is a topical analgesic for the gastrointestinal tract showing low and pH-dependent solubility; for this reason, an enhancement of its solubility or dissolution rate, particularly at the pH of the intestinal tract, could improve its local(More)
The role of polyphenolic compounds extractable from artichoke solid wastes in the formation of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) was studied. Outer bracts and stems were extracted using different water-ethanol mixtures and HPLC-DAD analyses indicated aqueous and hydro-alcoholic 20:80 stem extracts as the richest in polyphenols. The samples were(More)
This paper describes the structure and properties of the drug domperidone and a novel 1:1 domperidone succinate salt. The new salt is characterized by means of thermal, spectroscopic, microscopic and powder diffraction measurements. The crystal structures of the salt and, for the first time, of pure domperidone have been determined by means of(More)
Solubility represents an important challenge for formulation of drugs, because the therapeutic efficacy of a drug depends on the bioavailability and ultimately on its solubility. Low aqueous solubility is one of the main issues related with formulation design and development of new molecules. Many drug molecules present bioavailability problems due to their(More)
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