Dong-Wook Kim

Handok Pharmaceutical Co., Sŏul, Seoul, South Korea

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Publications (2)5.52 Total impact

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    ABSTRACT: The aim of the present study was to formulate new fixed-dose combination tablets (FCTs) by coating a glimepiride (GLM) immediate-release (IR) layer on a metformin hydrochloride (MTF) extended-release (ER) core tablet using perforated film coating equipment. Composition of GLM-IR coating suspension for homogeneity was studied and application of near-infrared spectroscopy (NIR) to determine the end-point of the coating process was also investigated. The final product was administered to healthy male volunteers and its pharmacokinetic parameters were analyzed. GLM-IR coating suspension was prepared with a ratio of SLS to GLM at 0.75 for homogeneity. An inert mid-layer was introduced to prevent contact between MTF-ER core tablet and GLM-IR layer, which led to an increased release rate of GLM in pH 7.8 medium. The proportional correlation was confirmed between analytical results of GLM determined by NIRS and those by HPLC-UV. Thus, the end-point of the GLM coating process was determined by NIRS, the fast and non-destructive method. New FCTs were confirmed to be bioequivalent to the marketed product.
    International Journal of Pharmaceutics 02/2012; 427(2):201-8. · 3.99 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Mucoadhesive polymer-coated pellets containing metformin hydrochloride were prepared by the powder-layering technique using a centrifugal fluidizing (CF)-granulator. Four high-viscosity polymers were applied to make the pellets: 1) hydroxymethylcellulose (HPMC), 2) sodium alginate (Na-Alg), 3) HPMC/Carbopol, and 4) sodium carboxylmethylcellulose (Na-CMC). The physical crushing test, mucoadhesive test, zeta-potential test, in vitro release study and observation of gastroretention state of the dosage form were performed to investigate the pellets. The strong adhesive interaction between the Na-CMC-coated pellets and the mucin disc was obtained by mucoadhesive test. Na-Alg was most effective among the polymers used in changing the value of zeta potential of the mucin solution by the interaction between a polymer and a mucin particle. Results from drug dissolution study showed that over 95% of the drug from all the four pellets was released before 2 h, while Na-CMC- and Na-Alg-coated pellets showed a moderate sustained-release in SGF (simulated gastric fluid) and SIF (simulated intestine fluid), respectively. In conclusion, Na-CMC and Na-Alg seem to be promising candidates for mucoadhesive formulation and further studies to improve the sustained-release property are underway for achieving the ultimate goal of once-a-day formulation of metformin hydrochloride.
    Archives of Pharmacal Research 04/2009; 32(3):391-7. · 1.54 Impact Factor