Discriminatory dissolution method for quality control measurements of carbamazepine immediate release tablets based on in vitro--in vivo investigations.Drug Dev Ind Pharm. 2012 Jun; 38(6):679-88.DD
The purpose of this study was to identify a discriminatory dissolution method able to predict the in vivo performance of tablet formulations designed for carbamazepine (CBZ). After evaluation of dissolution medium and rotation speed using a 2⁵ central composite design and investigation of the in vivo release behaviors in beagle dogs, the dissolution method of CBZ 100 mg tablets was validated using a USP apparatus II, at a rotation speed of 75 rpm, and 900 ml deaerated water with 0.5% sodium lauryl sulfate (w/v) as the dissolution medium. Dissolution profiles were evaluated by the Weibull parameters and the modified fit factor, ƒ^(1,area). The in vitro-in vivo relationship of CBZ tablets was examined. Compared with the results from the USP and Chinese Pharmacopoeia monograph, the proposed system provides a superior discriminatory method. Since the dissolution method in pharmacopoeia for CBZ tablets is unable to distinguish between a good and a bad product, the method presented here can be used for the quality control testing of CBZ tablets.