International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Student Project | Pharmacy | India | Volume 10 Issue 5, May 2021


Comparative Study on Effect of Natural and Synthetic Superdisintegrants in the Formulation of Metoclopramide HCL Mouth Dissolving Tablets

Rajendra Pal | Arun K. Rastogi | Shalini Singh [5]


Abstract: Metoclopramide HCL is 4-Amino-5-chloro-N- (2- (diethyl amino) ethyl)-2-methoxybenzamide that is mainly indicated as an Anti-emetic. In such conditions mostly the patient becomes panic and will have difficulty swallowing the tablet with a glassful of water. In such cases, Mouth dissolving tablets will be a good solution for patient compliance and an efficient dose regimen. Metoclopramide HCL tablets are available in different strengths i. e. , 20 mg and 40 mg. The main objective of this project work was to developed & designed mouth dissolving tablets (MDTs) containing Metoclopramide HCL 20 mg and to perform a comparative study using pharmaceutical excipients with different sources i. e. from synthetic and natural superdisintegrants to enhance patient compliance and therapeutic value as compared with the available market brands. Mouth dissolving Tablets of Metoclopramide HCL were formulated by using Natural and synthetic Superdisintegrants like Hibiscus leaves mucilage, Plantago ovata seeds mucilage and Sodium Starch Glycolate, Cross Povidone microcrystalline cellulose, sweetening agent as Sodium saccharine, talc and magnesium stearate as Drug - excipients compatibility tests performed before starting the formulation. The selection and the rejection of excipients for the experimental formulation were considered after getting the result of the drug excipients compatibility study. The flowability of the powder mixtures was evaluated using Carr's index, Angle of Repose, and Hausner's ratio. The tablets were evaluated according to the standards prescribed by British Pharmacopoeia like weight variation, thickness, hardness, friability, disintegration time, a simulated wetting test, and in-vitro dissolution. Prepared tablets after Optimization showed disintegration time of fewer than 30 seconds and drug dissolution of about 75% within 30 minutes. The prepared tablets of optimized batch tested for stability 40 degrees Celsius and 75% RH for 3 months and were found to be stable. Prepared Mouth Dissolving tablets of Metoclopramide HCL 20 mg from optimized batch were found bioequivalent under fasting and fed conditions with the available market products.


Keywords: synthetic superdisintegrants, metoclopramide, HCL, mouth dissolving tablet


Edition: Volume 10 Issue 5, May 2021,


Pages: 284 - 289


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