Influence of beta-cyclodextrin complexation on carbamazepine release from hydroxypropyl methylcellulose matrix tablets.Eur J Pharm Biopharm. 2003 Jan; 55(1):85-91.EJ
The in vitro release profiles of carbamazepine and beta-cyclodextrin either complexed or simply mixed and subsequently incorporated in hydrophilic matrix tablets containing 15 or 30% hydroxypropyl methylcellulose were evaluated. Solubility studies revealed a linear relationship between the increase in carbamazepine solubility and the increase in beta-cyclodextrin concentration. Drying methods (spray-drying and freeze-drying) were used to obtain carbamazepine/beta-cyclodextrin solid complexes in order to prepare tablets. The results demonstrated that matrix tablets containing carbamazepine/beta-cyclodextrin solid complexes displayed faster carbamazepine and beta-cyclodextrin release compared to that containing simple physical mixture. Gelling and matrix formation was impaired in formulation containing 15% hydroxypropyl methylcellulose and spray-dried complex. The comparison of spray-drying and freeze-drying revealed no significant influence of both drying methods on carbamazepine and beta-cyclodextrin dissolution rate when carbamazepine/beta-cyclodextrin complexes were incorporated in 30% hydroxypropyl methylcellulose matrix tablets. The results point to the possibility of modulating carbamazepine release using a hydroxypropyl methylcellulose matrix associated to the drug complexed with beta-cyclodextrin.