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J Pharm Sci. 2018 Sep;107(9):2366-2376. doi: 10.1016/j.xphs.2018.04.025. Epub 2018 May 5.

Bottom-Up and Top-Down Approaches to Explore Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate and Soluplus on the Crystallization Inhibition and Dissolution of Felodipine Extrudates.

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1
College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Zhejiang University of Technology, 18 Chaowang Road, Hangzhou, 310032, PR China.
2
College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Zhejiang University of Technology, 18 Chaowang Road, Hangzhou, 310032, PR China. Electronic address: xiongsb@zjut.edu.cn.

Abstract

The objectives of this study were to explore sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) and Soluplus on the crystallization inhibition and dissolution of felodipine (FLDP) extrudates by bottom-up and top-down approaches. FLDP extrudates with Soluplus and SDS were prepared by hot melt extrusion, and characterized by polarized light microscopy, differential scanning calorimetry, and fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. Results indicated that Soluplus inhibited FLDP crystallization, and the whole amorphous solid dispersions (ASDs) were binary FLDP-Soluplus (1:3) and ternary FLDP-Soluplus-SDS (1:2:0.15∼0.3 and 1:3:0.2∼0.4) extrudates. Internal SDS (5%-10%) decreased glass transition temperatures of FLDP-Soluplus-SDS ternary ASDs without presenting molecular interactions with FLDP or Soluplus. The enhanced dissolution rate of binary or ternary Soluplus-rich ASDs in the nonsink condition of 0.05% SDS was achieved. Bottom-up approach indicated that Soluplus was a much stronger crystal inhibitor to the supersaturated FLDP in solutions than SDS. Top-down approach demonstrated that SDS enhanced the dissolution of Soluplus-rich ASDs via wettability and complexation with Soluplus to accelerate the medium uptake and erosion kinetics of extrudates, but induced FLDP recrystallization and resulted in incomplete dissolution of FLDP-rich extrudates. In conclusion, top-down approach is a promising strategy to explore the mechanisms of ASDs' dissolution, and small amount of SDS enhances the dissolution rate of polymer-rich ASDs in the nonsink condition.

KEYWORDS:

amorphous solid dispersions; erosion; felodipine; hot melt extrusion; medium uptake; sodium dodecyl sulfate; soluplus

PMID:
29738699
DOI:
10.1016/j.xphs.2018.04.025
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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