Pediatric Dispersible Tablets: a Modular Approach for Rapid Prototyping

Buck, Jonas and Huwyler, Jörg and Kühl, Peter and Dischinger, Angela. (2016) Pediatric Dispersible Tablets: a Modular Approach for Rapid Prototyping. Pharmaceutical research, 33 (8). pp. 2043-2055.

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The design of pediatric formulations is challenging. Solid dosage forms for children have to meet the needs of different ages, e.g. high number of dosing increments and strengths. A modular formulation strategy offering the possibility of rapid prototyping was applied. Different tablet compositions and the resulting tablet characteristics were investigated for dispersible tablets using customized analytical methods.
Fluid bed granules were blended with extragranular components, and compressed to tablets. Disintegration behavior was studied with a Texture Analyzer and a Tensiometer.
Methods for determination of disintegration time and water uptake of tablets were developed with a Texture Analyzer, and a Tensiometer, respectively. Twenty-two different tablet formulations were prepared and analyzed with respect to disintegration time, hardness, friability, and viscosity. Multivariate data analysis revealed a high impact of type and amount of viscosity enhancer on the disintegration behavior of tablets. An optimized formulation was selected with a disintegration time of 24 s.
Methods providing additional information on the disintegration behavior of dispersible tablets compared to standard pharmacopoeia methods were established. Selecting the right type and level of viscosity enhancer and superdisintegrant was critical for developing pediatric tablets with a disintegration time of less than 30 s but still pleasant mouth feel.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Pharmazeutische Wissenschaften > Pharmazie > Pharmaceutical Technology (Huwyler)
UniBasel Contributors:Huwyler, Jörg and Buck, Jonas
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Plenum Press
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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Deposited On:03 Jan 2017 09:49

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