Formulation and evaluation of primaquine phosphate taste-masked rapidly disintegrating tablet.


This work investigates the complete bitter-taste-masking of primaquine phosphate (PRM) using a solid dispersion with mono ammonium glycyrrhyzinate pentahydrate (GLY). This work also describes the preparation of rapidly disintegrating tablets (RDTs) of PRM by a direct compression method using superdisintegrant, croscarmellose sodium. A solid dispersion was prepared by the solvent evaporation method. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) were performed to identify the physicochemical interaction between drug and carrier, hence its effect on dissolution. In-vitro drug release studies were performed for RDTs at both pH 1.2 and 6.8. Bitterness score was evaluated using a human gustatory sensation test. FTIR spectroscopy and DSC showed no interaction of PRM in GLY solid dispersion. RDTs prepared from solid dispersion showed complete bitter-taste-masking of PRM. RDTs containing solid dispersion exhibited a better dissolution profile, at both pH 1.2 and 6.8, than pure PRM. Thus, the solid dispersion technique can be successfully used for complete bitter taste masking of PRM.

DOI: 10.1211/jpp/60.10.0003

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@article{Shah2008FormulationAE, title={Formulation and evaluation of primaquine phosphate taste-masked rapidly disintegrating tablet.}, author={Punit P. Shah and Rajashree C. Mashru}, journal={The Journal of pharmacy and pharmacology}, year={2008}, volume={60 10}, pages={1279-85} }