Author(s): Krishnaiah YS, Karthikeyan RS, Bhaskar P, Satyanarayana V
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Abstract Guar gum-based three-layer matrix tablets of a highly water-soluble drug, trimetazidine dihydrochloride, were evaluated for their in vivo release in healthy volunteers in comparison with commercially available conventional immediate release tablets. Six healthy volunteers participated in the study and a two-way crossover design was followed. The plasma concentration of trimetazidine dihydrochloride was estimated by reverse-phase HPLC. The pharmacokinetic parameters were calculated from the plasma concentration of trimetazidine dihydrochloride versus time data. The delayed T(max), decreased C(max) and K(a), unaltered bioavailability, and prolonged t(1/2) and MRT indicated a slow and prolonged release of trimetazidine dihydrochloride from guar gum three-layer matrix tablets in comparison with the immediate release tablet dosage form. The guar gum three-layer matrix tablets of trimetazidine dihydrochloride may be useful in providing constant drug delivery with minimum fluctuations.
This article was published in J Control Release
and referenced in Journal of Bioequivalence & Bioavailability