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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2018, Volume : 11, Issue : 3
First page : ( 1112) Last page : ( 1118)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2018.00209.3

Formulation and evaluation of orodispersible tablet of montelukast sodium

Sahu Siddharth Kumar,  Ajazuddin, Banjare Tripti, Gupta Swapnil, Bhandarkar Akansha, Sahu Hemlata, Diwedi Shradha Devi, Sahu Pankaj, Agrawal Palak, Yadav Pooja, Bhatt Aditi, Sahu Kailash, Dewangan Deeksha, Thapa Hemlata,  Deepika, Sahu Gyanesh, Sharma Mukesh, Tripathi D. K., Alexander Amit*

Rungta College of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research, Kohka-kurud road, Bhilai, Chhattisgarh, 4900024

*Corresponding Author E-mail: itsmeamitalex@gmail.com, dramitalexander@gmail.com

Online published on 7 July, 2018.

Abstract

The objective of the current study was to develop and optimize an orodispersible tablet formulation of montelukast sodium which is an effective drug in the treatment of asthma and allergic disorders. Montelukast sodium is the drug used in treatment of ashthmatic and allergicrhinitis; it is selective leukotrienesreceptor antagonist. Orodispersible tablet is rapid dissolving or disintegrates without water within a few minutes in the oral cavity which may produce rapid onset of action due to the action of superdisintegrants. The orodispersible tablet were prepared by direct compression method using superdisintegrant agent such as croscarmilose sodium, crosspovidone and sodium starch glycolate. Six formulations of superdisintegrants having different concentration were prepared. After examine the angle of repose, bulk density, tapped density, Compressibility index and Hausner's ratio of powder blend the results were found to be within prescribed limits and indicated good flowing property. The tablets were evaluated for hardness, drug content, friability, weight variation, wetting time and in vitro disintegration time and were found to be satisfactory. Among the formulations tablets of batch F3 and F6 containing co-processed disintegrating agents like croscarmilose: sodium starch glycolate (1: 2) and crospovidone: croscarmiloss sodium (1: 2) respectively showed superior organoleptic properties along with excellent in-vitro disintegration time and drug release as compare to other formulations. Hence crospovidone is recommended as suitable disintegrant for the preparation of direct compression mouth dissolving tablets of Montelukast sodium.

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Keywords

Montelukast Sodium, Orodispersible Tablet, Crospovidone, Croscarmilose, Sodium starch glycolate.

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