• Mamdouh M. Ghorab Department of Pharmaceutics and Industrial Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Suez Canal University, Ismailia 41522, Egypt.
  • Mohamed M. Elsayed Department of Pharmaceutics, Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Industries, Sinai University, El-Arish, North Sinai, Egypt.
  • Ali M. Nasr Department of Pharmaceutics, Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Industries, Sinai University, El-Arish, North Sinai, Egypt.
  • Shadeed Gad Department of Pharmaceutics and Industrial Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Suez Canal University, Ismailia 41522, Egypt.


Objective: The aim of this investigation was to prepare orodispersible tablets of meloxicam using various concentrations of superdisintegrants like Ac-DI-Sol, crospovidone, sodium starch glycolate by the direct compression method.

Methods: Nine formulae of Meloxicam orodispersible tablets were prepared. These tablets were evaluated for their drug content, weight variation, friability, hardness, wetting time, In-vitro disintegration time and drug release.

Results: All the formulation exhibited hardness between 4.21–4.55 kg/cm2. The tablets were disintegrating within 8.3 to 21.9 sec. Dissolution studies revealed that formula containing 7.5 % sodium starch glycolate showed 100% of drug release, at the end of six minutes. Among the formulated tablets, formula F9 containing 7.5 % sodium starch glycolate showed superior organoleptic properties along with excellent In-vitro disintegration time and drug release as compared to other formulae. The concentration of superdisintegrants had an effect on disintegration time and In-vitro drug dissolution whereas hardness and friability of resulting tablets were found to be independent of disintegrant concentration. It was concluded that the superdisintegrants addition technique is a useful method for preparing orodispersible tablets by the direct compression method.


Keywords: Meloxicam, Orodispersible tablets, Ac-Di-Sol, Crospovidone, Sodium starch glycolate, Superdisintegrant, Direct Compression, In-vitro


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Ghorab, M. M., M. M. Elsayed, A. M. Nasr, and S. Gad. “EFFECT OF ADDITIVES ON IN-VITRO RELEASE OF ORODISPERSIBLE DOSAGE FORM”. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Vol. 7, no. 2, Feb. 2015, pp. 283-9, https://innovareacademics.in/journals/index.php/ijpps/article/view/4078.
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