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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2018, Volume : 11, Issue : 6
First page : ( 2276) Last page : ( 2282)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2018.00422.5

Design and In-vitro Evaluation of Cefuroxime axetil floating Microbeads for Treatment of acute Bacterial caused Chronic Bronchitis

Roy Harekrishna1,*, Balaiah S2, Kumar T Vinay2

1Department of Pharmaceutics, Nirmala College of Pharmacy, Atmakur, Mangalagiri, Guntur (Dist)-522503, Andhra Pradesh, India

2Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacy Practice, Nirmala College of Pharmacy, Atmakur, Mangalagiri, Guntur (Dist)-522503, Andhra Pradesh, India

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

Online published on 24 August, 2018.



The point of the this work is to get ready floating microbeads of cefuroxime axetil as model medication to accomplish an expanded maintenance in upper GIT which brings about upgraded ingestion, in this manner enhances bioavailability and dodging various dosing for interminable bronchitis.


In the present examination microbeads were set up by particle gelation technique utilizing polymers like sodium alginate, Hydroxy propyl methyl cellulose (HPMC K4M, 100M), citrus extract, gas shaping specialist like sodium bicarbonate. Calcium chloride and Barium chloride arranged as gas curing operators. Arranged microbeads were assessed for Micromeritic property, molecule size and morphology, in-vitro buoyancy study, drug loading and encapsulation efficiency, in-vitro medicate discharge dynamic examinations.


The microbeads exhibit free-flowing and good-packing properties and have irregular surface with pores which is confirmed by scanning electron microscope. The mean particle sizes as well as the drug content of the floating micro beads were found to be increased by increasing the amount of sodium bicarbonate concentration. The prepared microbeads exhibited prolonged drug release for 12 hrs and remained floatened up to 8 hrs. Barium chloride connected microbeads demonstrated better drug release of 99.48 rate and drug content of 99.39 rates when contrasted with calcium chloride connected. In-vitro discharge contemplates exhibited non-Fickian dispersion of medication from the microbeads.


It is observed that antibiotics like cefuroxime axetil can be designed and formulated as optimized floating microbeads which are effectively used to cure chronic bronchitis.



Floating microbeads, Cefuroxime axetil, Curing agent, Buoyancy, Non-Fickian diffusion.


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