Volume 26, Number 8, October 1998Chemometrics 98
|Page(s)||277 - 280|
Formulation of insoluble drugs. Study of pharmaceutical suspensions by response surface methodologyF. Nielloud1, G. Marti-Mestres1, R. Fortuné1, J.P. Mestres2 and H. Maillols1
1 Laboratoire de Technique Pharmaceutique Industrielle, Faculté de Pharmacie, Avenue C. Flahault, 34060 Montpellier Cedex, France
2 L.E.P.M.I.,Laboratoire de Chimie Analytique, Faculté de Pharmacie, Avenue C. Flahault, 34060 Montpellier Cedex, France
The preformulation of insoluble drugs, sulfadiazine and aluminium hydroxyde, were studied in order to achieve a suspension with desirable requirements. The objective of the formulator is to avoid the irreversible aggregation called "caking", and to obtain a suspension with an airy, large volume sediment easily redispersible and with suitable rheological properties. An experimental design useful to determine optimal properties is a Central Composite Design. The surfactant, thickener and electrolyte at different proportions are the 3 factors studied. This strategy allows to point on the main significant effect and to determine the concentrations of each product leading to optimal properties of the suspensions.
Key words: Preformulation / suspension / experimental design / central composite design.
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