Solubility and Bioavailability Improvement of Gliclazide by Solid Dispersions Using Novel Carriers

Srinivas Reddy Devireddy, Prabhakar Reddy Veerareddy


Solid dispersions (SD) of gliclazide (Gli); a poorly water soluble drug and Vitamin E TPGS (Vit E),  Gelucire 44/14 (Gel44) and Gelucire 50/13 (Gel50) prepared by fusion method. Prepared solid dispersions were subjected for solubility studies in various buffers. Best formulation was selected based on solubility and a fast dissolving tablet was developed, dissolution was performed in 7.4 pH buffer. SD s was characterized by X-RD and DSC. After ageing for three months, fast dissolving tablets were again tested for dissolution. Formulation F3 was selected for in vivo bioavailability study. Solubility and dissolution was proportionately improved for all the formulations with the carrier. X-RD and DSC studies revealed that the crystal nature of the drug has been transformed to amorphous after preparing SD. In vivo study in albino rabbits has justified the improvement of solubility by enhancing the bioavailability of the SD. Vit E TPGS has been proved to be effective in improving the solubility and in vivo bioavailability of gliclazide.





Key words: Solid dispersion, Vitamin E TPGS, Gelucires, Fusion, bioavailability.


Solid dispersion, Vitamin E TPGS, Gelucires, Fusion, bioavailability

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