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Research Article

Formulation Development and Evaluation of Rosuvastatin Sustained Release Tablets

Raghavendra Kumar Gunda
Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutics, M.A.M College of Pharmacy, India
Prasada Rao Manchineni
Professor cum Principal, Department of Pharmaceutical Analysis, M.A.M College of Pharmacy, India
Published January 11, 2019


Purpose: The main objective of present research investigation is to formulate the sustained release formulation of Rosuvastatin. Rosuvastatin, an antihyperlipidemic agent, belongs BCS class-II agent.
Methods: The SR tablets of Rosuvastatin were prepared employing different concentrations of HPMCK4M and SCMC in different combinations by Direct Compression using 32 factorial design. The concentration of Polymers , HPMCK4M and SCMC required to achieve the desired drug release was selected as independent variables, X1 and X2 respectively whereas, time required for 10% of drug dissolution (t10%), 50% (t50%), 75% (t75%) and  90% (t90%)  were selected as dependent variables.
Results and Discussion: Totally nine formulations were designed and are evaluated for hardness, friability, thickness, % drug content, In-vitro drug release. From the Results it was concluded that all the formulation were found to be with in the Pharmacopoeial limits and  the In-vitro dissolution profiles of all formulations were fitted in to different Kinetic models, the statistical parameters like intercept, slope & regression coefficient  were calculated. Polynomial equations were developed for dependent variables. Validity of developed polynomial equations were verified by designing 2 check point formulations (C1, C2). According to SUPAC guidelines the formulation (F4) containing 30 mg of HPMCK4M and 40 mg of SCMC, is the most similar formulation (similarity factor f2= 89.561, dissimilarity factor f1= 1.543 & No significant difference, t= 0.0056) to marketed product (CRESTOR).
Conclusion: The selected formulation (F4) follows Zero order, Higuchi’s kinetics, and the mechanism of drug release was found to be Non-Fickian Diffusion (n= 0.963).