Volume No. :   6

Issue No. :  4

Year :  2016

ISSN Print :  2231-5705

ISSN Online :  2231-5713


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Modulation of drug release mechanism by Higuchi model: Estimation of percent deviation

Address:   Ravindra Babu Baggi1*, Dr. Naveen Babu Kilaru2
1Department of Pharmaceutics, Sri Siddhartha Pharmacy College, Nuzvid, 521201, India.
2Department of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, KVSR Siddhartha Pharmacy College, Vijayawada, 520010, India.
*Corresponding Author

The objective of this study was to develop Nicorandil floating tablets by melt granulation technique using combination of almond gum as swellable plus retarding polymer and cetosteryl alcohol as waxy plus retarding polymer. The drug release mechanism is analysed by both Higuchi model and Hixson-Crowell model based on their higher square of correlation coefficient (R2). The best formulation of MCS4 is selected based on the identical drug release profile with theoretical release data calculated from Robinson Erickson equation which follows Higuchi model for drug release from tablet core. Further, the drug release of best formulation which follow Higuchi model is checked for its deviation from an ideal Higuchi release profile. The release profiles of the best formulation is greatly deviate the ideal Higuchi release profile. In order to minimise the deviation, two-tiered method is used and confirm the drug release at two phases as Hixson-Crowell model for first phase and Higuchi model for second phase.
Controlled release, Nicorandil, Higuchi model, Hixson-Crowell model, hydrophilic gum, hydrophobic polymer
Ravindra Babu Baggi, Naveen Babu Kilaru. Modulation of drug release mechanism by Higuchi model: Estimation of percent deviation. Asian J. Pharm. Tech. 2016; 6(4): 249-256..
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