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Enhancing the Dissolution Rate of Atorvastatin by Solid Dispersion Technique / Abd Alwahab Haitham Nwelaty ; Rama Mhd Hassan Alhourani ; Donia Mohammed Almadani ; Bashar Diab Altabara

Publication year: 2020

ISBN: Ph00088

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In the last few decades, solid dispersion (SD) technology had been studied as an approach to produce an amorphous carrier to enhance the solubility, dissolution rate, and bioavailability of poorly water-soluble drugs. The use of suitable carrier and methodology in the preparation of SDs play a significant role in the biological behavior of the SDs. Atorvastatin is a statin group HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor drug that is commonly used to adverse cardiovascular events and to lower blood total cholesterol and LDL-cholesterol. the solubility of atorvastatin in water is very low (0.1 mg mL− 1), which results in reduced bioavailability. In order to enhance its solubility, we have prepared solid dispersions (SDs) of atorvastatin at different drug: polymer ratios (1:2, 1:10, 1:20,1:25 and 1:40), using polyethylene glycol 6000 as polymer and different preparation methods (co-precipitate and melting methods) The characterization of the SDs was performed using differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) The solubility of AT was improved by the incorporation PEG6000.

Subject: Solid dispersion, Atorvastatin, Atorvastatin Calcium, Biomedicine, Dyslipidemia, Metabolic Diseases, Cardiovascular diseases, Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Inhibitors, Statins, Polymers