FORMULATION AND IN-VITRO CHARACTERIZATION OF HIBISCUS LOBATUS LEAVES MUCILAGE AS SUSPENDING AGENT
The aim of the present investigation was to evaluate the mucilage obtained from leaves of hibiscus lobatus as a suspending agent. Sulphamethoxazole suspension was prepared by using four different suspending agents each at two different concentrations. The prepared suspensions were evaluated for pH, viscosity, sedimentation volume, degree of flocculation and redispersibility. The suspending effect of hibiscus mucilage was compared with suspensions prepared by using other suspending agents. The results indicating that hibiscus mucilage could be used as suspending agent. The suspension having 2% mucilage has high viscosity, slightly basic pH and easily redispersible properties.