Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Mouth dissolving films


Formulation and evaluation of glibenclamide loaded mouth dissolving films with xanthan gum as film forming polymer

Antima Shukla; Nidhi Bhatt

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2021, Volume 8, Issue 3, Pages 1016-1025

Glibenclamide is a BCS class II oral hypoglycemic agent that is widely indicated for the
management of type 2 diabetes mellitus and has the ability to pass through the gastrointestinal
mucosa. The need to rapidly maintain glucose levels in the body is subject to design systems
that can release drugs into the systemic circulation in a very short time. The present study
attempts to prepare glibenclamide loaded mouth dissolving films (GMDFs) using xanthan
gum, as it forms polymers for rapid absorption of the drug in systemic circulation. The solvent
casting method was used to produce oral disruptive film containing glibenclamide. All
formulations exhibited instant release drug release, rapid dissolution and optimal mechanical
strength. The GMDF3 formulation exhibited the highest drug content (96.1±5.89) and all
aggregates were found to decompose within 40 seconds. The GMDF1, GMDF2 and GMDF3
formulas were able to release 97, 96 and 98% 10 drugs at the end of 10 minutes, respectively,
while GMDF4 and GMDF5 were able to release 94 and 90%, respectively. The results of rapid
stability studies have shown that all aggregates are stable under extreme conditions