Modified release bi-layered tablet of melatonin using β-cyclodextrin

Department of Pharmaceutics, Jamia Hamdard (Hamdard University), Hamdard Nagar, New Delhi, India.
Pharmazie (Impact Factor: 1.05). 10/2003; 58(9):642-4.
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A modified release bi-layered tablet of melatonin incorporating a fast release fraction consisting of melatonin-beta-cyclodextrin inclusion complex and a slow release fraction containing melatonin in HPMC K15M and Carbopol 971 P matrices was prepared. The formulation developed showed an initial burst followed by a near zero order release pattern for a period of 8 h. The drug content, physical characteristics and the release profile were unaffected after 3 months of an accelerated stability study at 40 degrees C and 75% relative humidity.

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