Formulation Development and Release Studies of Indomethacin Suppositories
Department of Pharmacy, Shri Govindram Seksaria Institute of Technology and Science, 23, Park Road, Indore-452 003, India
M L Sah Department of Pharmacy, Bhimtal Campus, Kumaun University, Nainital, Uttaranchal - 263136, India E-mail: [email protected]
Indomethacin suppositories were prepared by using water-soluble and oil soluble suppository bases, and evaluated for in vitro release by USP I and modified continuous flow through bead bed apparatus. Effect of the Tween 80 (1% and 5%) was further studied on in vitro release of the medicament. Release rate was good in water-soluble suppositories bases in comparison to oil soluble suppositories bases. Release was found to be greater in modified continuous flow through bead bed apparatus. When surfactant was used in low concentration then release rate was much greater, as compared to high concentration. When stability studies were performed on the prepared indomethacin suppositories it was found that suppositories made by water-soluble base had no significant changes while suppositories prepared by oil soluble bases, had some signs of instability.