Heightening the solubility of poorly soluble fenofibrate by Solid Dispersion Technique

Yasmin Begum M (1) , Prathyusha Reddy G (2)
(1) Department of Pharmaceutics, College of Pharmacy, King Khalid University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia ,
(2) Department of Pharmaceutics, Malla Reddy College of Pharmacy (Af????iliated to Osmania University), Maisammaguda, Dhulapally, Secunderabad – 500100, Telangana, India, India


The intention of the current study was to boost the solubility of Fenofibrate by solid dispersion technique which is an efficient technique in improving the solubility and hence the dissolution rate of poorly soluble drugs in the form of eutectic mixtures by producing fine dispersion when in contact with gastrointestinal fluid and also the technique offers the choices of carriers to be combined with drug conveniently to improve the solubility to a considerable extent. Fenofibrate a BCS class II Antihyperlipidemic drug belongs to fibrate class and it is a lipid-lowering drug used in the treatment of hyperlipidemia. Fenofibrate is insoluble in water and hence shows poor dissolution in gastric fluid with reduced absorption characteristics. In order to improve the solubility, dissolution rate, gastrointestinal absorption and oral bioavailability, it was decided to prepare fenofibrate solid dispersion and evaluated. They were prepared using poly ethylene glycol 4000, 6000, 8000 and β-cyclodextrin by fusion technique and optimized solid dispersion was also lyophilized. Physical characterization of solid inclusion complex of fenofibrate was studied and showed that there were no drug excipients interactions. Dissolution studies showed a momentous rise in a dissolution of Fenofibrate when dispersed in polymers. Inturn aqueous solubility was enlarged linearly as a function of the concentration of β- Cyclodextrin.

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Yasmin Begum M
ybajen@kku.edu.sa (Primary Contact)
Prathyusha Reddy G
Yasmin Begum M, & Prathyusha Reddy G. (2020). Heightening the solubility of poorly soluble fenofibrate by Solid Dispersion Technique. International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 11(1), 663–668. Retrieved from https://ijrps.com/home/article/view/577

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