The influence of formulation on the dissolution profile of diclofenac sodium tablets. Academic Article uri icon


  • In attempts to design delayed-release tablets of diclofenac sodium, seven experimental batches were produced. The influence of super-disintegrant croscarmellose sodium (CCS), the granulation process, and the thickness of Eudragit L 100 coating film were evaluated. The values of dissolution efficiency and the similarity factor were used to compare the dissolution profiles of each experimental batch and the reference Voltaren. Both methods appear to be applicable and useful in comparing dissolution profiles. Based on such values four batches were considered similar when contrasted with the reference. The results suggest an optimal relationship between the amount of CCS and the thickness of the coating film, which provides appropriate dissolution rate of diclofenac sodium from the dosage forms.

published proceedings

  • Drug Dev Ind Pharm

author list (cited authors)

  • De Castro, W. V., Pires, M., Oliveira, M. A., Vianna-Soares, C. D., Nunan, E. A., Pianetti, G. A., ... Derendorf, H.

citation count

  • 8

complete list of authors

  • De Castro, WV||Pires, MAS||Oliveira, MA||Vianna-Soares, CD||Nunan, EA||Pianetti, GA||Moreira-Campos, LM||De Castro, WV||Mertens-Talcott, SU||Derendorf, H

publication date

  • October 2006