Adv Pharm Bull. 2017;7(3): 461-467.
doi: 10.15171/apb.2017.055
PMID: 29071229
PMCID: PMC5651068
Scopus ID: 85030096089
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Research Article

Pantoprazole Sodium Loaded Microballoons for the Systemic Approach: In Vitro and In Vivo Evaluation

Pravin Gupta 1*, Manish Kumar 2, Darpan Kaushik 3

1 Department of Pharmaceutics, Agra Public Pharmacy College, Agra (U.P.), India.
2 Department of Pharmaceutics, Maharishi Markandeshwar College of Pharmacy, Maharishi Markandeshwar University, Mullana-Ambala (Haryana), India.
3 Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Agra Public Pharmacy College, Agra (U.P), India.
*Corresponding Author: Email: pravin.mpharm75@gmail.com


Purpose: Various floating and pulsatile drug delivery systems suffer from variations in the gastric transit time affecting the bioavailability of drugs. The objective of the study was to develop Pantoprazole Sodium (PAN) microballoons that may prolong the gastric residence time and could enhance the drug bioavailability. Methods: Microballoons were prepared using Eudragit®L100 by adopting emulsion solvent diffusion method with non-effervescent approach, in vitro studies were performed and the in vivo evaluation was carried out employing ethanol induced ulceration method. Optimization and validation were carried out through Design Expert® software. Results: The results demonstrate an increase in percentage yield, buoyancy, encapsulation efficacy and swelling. Particles were in the size range 80-100 µm following zero order release pattern. SEM study revealed their rough surface with spherical shape, internal cavity and porous walls. DSC thermo gram confirms the encapsulation of drug in amorphous form. Significant anti ulcer activity was observed for the prepared microballoons. The calculated ulcer index and protection were 0.20±0.05 and 97.43 % respectively for LRS-O (optimized formulation). Conclusion: This kind of pH dependent drug delivery may provide an efficient dosage regimen with enhanced patient compliance.
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Submitted: 27 Feb 2017
Revision: 02 Sep 2017
Accepted: 13 Sep 2017
ePublished: 25 Sep 2017
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