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Asian Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2015, Volume : 5, Issue : 1
First page : ( 23) Last page : ( 28)
Print ISSN : 2231-5705. Online ISSN : 2231-5713.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2231-5713.2015.00005.7

Evaluation of Binding Property of Remusatia vivipara (Roxb) Mucilage in Tablet Formulation

Bhurat Mayur R.1,2,*, Dr. Barhate S. D.1, Bagad Yogesh M.1, Jain Mayur S.1

1Shree Sureshdada Jain Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Jammer

2J.J.T. University, Zunzunu, Rajasthan

*Corresponding Author E-mail: bhuratmayur@gmail.com

Online published on 2 May, 2015.


Remusatia vivipara is a common herbaceous belongs to the family of Araceae. Tubers of plant contain mucilage hence attempt to evaluate the tubers for suitability as tablet binder is considered and the present investigation repots the isolation of mucilage of Remusatia vivipara tubers. The DSC and FTIR thermograms of drug and mucilage indicated no chemical interaction. Phytochemical and Physiochemical characteristics of mucilage were studied which confirmed the mucilage nature. The mucilage was evaluated for its granulating and binding properties in compressed tablet using Metformin HCl as model drug. The granules prepared by mucilage with different concentration such as 1%, 3%, 5% and 10% were compared with starch paste, which was used as standard binder. The tablets had good physiochemical properties and the drug release was more than 95% within 24hr. It was observed that decreasing the concentration of mucilage increases hardness and the disintegration time. The tablet prepared using 1% and 3% shows drug release rate in sustained manner and that of standard binder 10% starch paste used for comparison. Remusatia vivipara mucilage could be used as a good binding agent at very low concentrations. This can be used for sustaining the drug release from tablets, since the prepared tablets produced a sticky film of hydration on the surface, which ultimately reduces drug release rate and hence it can be evaluated for its efficacy to sustain the drug release.



Remusatia vivipara, Mucilage, Binder.


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