A Study of the Properties of Tablets from Mixtures of Two Size Degrees of α-Lactose Monohydrate and Microcrystalline Cellulose


Authors: J. Mužíková
Authors‘ workplace: Univerzita Karlova v Praze, Farmaceutická fakulta v Hradci Králové, Katedra farmaceutické technologie
Published in: Čes. slov. Farm., 2006; 55, 72-77
Category: Original Articles

Overview

The paper examines the strength and disintegration time of compacts from the mixtures of two types of Tablettosas, Tablettosa 70 and Tablettosa 100 with microcrystalline cellulose represented by Vivapur 102. The mixtures of dry binders were prepared in the ratios of 3:1, 1:1, and 1:3. The effect of two concentrations of the lubricant magnesium stearate on the strength and disintegration time of compacts was also examined. Tablet strength increased with higher representation of microcrystalline cellulose in the mixture, and decreased with higher stearate concentration. The compacts from the mixtures with Tablettosa 100 showed higher strength. Disintegration time was highest in the compacts with the largest percentage of microcrystalline cellulose, and longer in the case of the mixtures with Tablettosa 100. Stearate did not exert a negative effect on disintegration time. In the mixtures of Tablettosas with Vivapur 102 in a ratio of 1:1, the effect of the model active ingredient acetylsalicylic acid on the above-mentioned properties of tablets was tested. acetylsalicylic acid produced a further decrease in the strength of compacts and shortened the disintegration time, in more instances in the cased of the mixtures with Tablettosa 100.

Key words:
Tablettosa – Vivapur 102 – magnesium stearate –acetylsalicylic acid – tensile strength of tablets – disintegration time of tablet


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