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Study on Taste Masking of Ranitidine HCl Using Ion Exchange Resin
Shiv Kumar Gupta
Pramod Kumar Sharma
Shiv Kumar Gupta*1, Babita Kumar1 and Pramod Kumar Sharma2
1College of Pharmacy, Shree Ganpati Institute of Technology, NH-24, Opp. Jindal Pipes Ltd, Ghaziabad, (U.P.) India.
2School of Pharmacy, Galghotia University, Greater Noida, G B Nagar, (U. P.) India
The taste of a drug plays an important role in patient compliance. Ranitidine HCl is a Histamine blocker drug with bitter taste. The drug Ranitidine HCl was treated with a cation exchange resin, which forms complex with the drug and mask the bitterness of Ranitidine HCl. The loading process was optimized for the resin type, pH of loading solution and drug:resin ratio. The resin-drug complex was evaluated for taste by panel method. The rate of dissolution was studied and the drug had showed good release. These findings can be utilized to formulate a non bitter dosage form for Ranitidine HCl with good bioavailability.
Ranitidine HCl, Ion Exchange Resin, Taste masking, Resinates
Shiv Kumar Gupta, Babita Kumar, Pramod Kumar Sharma. Study on Taste Masking of Ranitidine HCl Using Ion Exchange Resin. Asian J. Pharm. Tech. 3(2): April-June. 2013; Page 60-62.
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