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Formulation Development of Modafinil Sprinkle Dosage Form: Study on the Effect of Food on Dosage

Author(s):  Kumaravelrajan Rajagopal, Karthik B, Venkatasan Suba

Issue:  Nov/Dec 2022 - Volume 26, Number 6
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Abstract:  Sprinkles, drug-containing pellets or granules that can be mixed with soft food before administration, may be administered either directly in the mouth, or mixed with a spoonful of cold or room temperature soft foods. In this study, attempts were made to develop a new oral sprinkle formulation for modafinil in granular form. In order to increase the oral bioavailability and taste masking to food taken along with the drug, modafinil-hydroxypropyl-beta-cyclodextrin complexes were prepared and evaluated. A molar ratio of 1:5 was optimized. In vitro drug-release studies showed a maximum drug release rate of 93%. In-use analysis study also showed that the drug release was more than 90% within 45 minutes. The formulation was found to be stable for 3 months under accelerated conditions.

Related Keywords: Rajagopal Kumaravelrajan, PhD, B. Karthik, MPharm, Suba Venkatesan, PhD, formulation development, modanifil, oral formulations, sprinkle dosage form, oral bioavailability, 2-benzhydryl sulfonyl ethanamine, narcolepsy, hydroxypropyl-beta-cyclodextrin, HPBCD inclusion complex, granules, food, taste masking


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