Maraviroc Oral Disintegration Tablet: Analytical Design of Experiments (DoE) for Assessment and Comparison of Invitro Dissolution Profiles

Akula Ramesh, Jagadish Purale Channabasavaish, Vinay Jhawar, Proneel Das, Prajakta Patil, Srinivas Mutalik

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Background: The bioavailability of a drug in a solid oral dose depends on its release from the drug product and its balance in dissolution. Compared with a reference drug, the newly developed formulation needs to establish bioequivalence by comparing the dissolution profile. Objectives: To compare dissolution profiles of a newly developed maraviroc oral disintegration tablet and the reference Axentri® tablet. The current research was designed to establish and vali-date an integral analytical consistency by Quality by Design (QbD) approach to quantify mara-viroc from dissolution samples using the RP-HPLC method. Methods: Maraviroc was formulated into an orally disintegrating tablet using a direct compression technique at different concentrations of sodium starch glycolate as super disintegrants and talc and magnesium stearate as glidants. The dissolution test in 0.1N HCl was performed ac-cording to standard procedures to predict bioequivalence. The results of dissolution tests were analyzed using the QbD Box Behnken Design multivariate RP-HPLC method. Results: The optimized formulation (F2) was selected as it showed 90% drug release in 5 min and a disintegration time of 22 sec with dissolution profiles to the marketed reference to meet the FDA requirements of f2 similarity factor statistics. The integrated analytical QbD method was statistically analyzed by ANOVA, counter-plot, and 3D response surface plots, which demonstrated that the model is statistically significant. The developed method was validated as per ICH guidelines Q2 (R1). Conclusion: In conclusion, maraviroc oral disintegrating tablets have been well prepared, and superior statement consistency is established by the implementation of the QbD analytical method for orally disintegrating tablet excellence and adoption.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)427-436
Number of pages10
JournalCurrent Pharmaceutical Analysis
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 05-2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Pharmaceutical Science


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