• Sonia Gera National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Reasearch
  • Srikanth Cheruvu National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Reasearch
  • Ashok Zakkula National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Reasearch
  • Sunitha Sampathi Department of Pharmaceutics, National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Reasearch, (NIPER Hyderabad) Balanagar, Hyderabad 500037 India


Complexation, Molecular modelling, Relative bioavailability, Olmesartan medoxomil, Nil


Objective: Olmesartan is a BCS class II anti-hypertensive drug with limitations of low aqueous solubility and bioavailability. ­­Present work was designed to use complexation as an approach to explore the ability of modified cyclodextrin such as sulphobutyl ether7 β-cyclodextrin (SBE7β-CD) to develop an inclusion complex with poorly soluble olmesartan medoxomil (OLM) for improving its dissolution rate and relative bioavailability.

Methods: Inclusion complexes were prepared by different techniques of physical mixing, kneading and lyophilisation. Prepared complexes were characterized by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), powder x-ray diffractometry (X-RPD), proton nuclear magnetic spectroscopy (1H NMR) and fourier transforms infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR). Molecular interaction and encapsulation in an inclusion complex at the molecular level were considered using docking chemistry.

Results: Phase solubility analysis revealed 13 fold increase in aqueous solubility with stability constant Ks=249 M−1at 1:1 stoichiometry of complexation. DSC and XPRD confirmed the reduction of crystallinity in complexes with improved solubility. 1H NMR and FT-IR studies depicted the interaction among functional groups with varied hydrogen shifts confirmed by molecular modelling. Dissolution studies of complexes have shown an improved dissolution rate when compared to plain OLM. Pharmacokinetic profile of OLM/SBE7β-CD has shown a significant enhancement in the relative bioavailability.

Conclusion: SBE7β-CD may be successfully used as a carrier for the oral administration of OLM with enhanced bioavailability subjected to future scale up.



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How to Cite

Gera, S., S. Cheruvu, A. Zakkula, and S. Sampathi. “SYNTHESIS AND EVALUATION OF OLMESARTAN MEDOXOMIL COMPLEX WITH SBE7 β-CD FOR ENHANCED DISSOLUTION AND BIOAVAILABILITY”. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, vol. 8, no. 1, Jan. 2016, pp. 333-4,



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