Ibuprofen Release from Beads Coated with an Experimental Latex: Effect of Certain Variables Academic Article uri icon


  • The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of factors such as drug loading, particle size, plasticizer type, antiadherent type, and annealing method on the release of ibuprofen from controlled-release beads coated with an experimental latex. Further, the in vitro release kinetics and mechanism of drug transport across the polymeric membrane have been investigated. Ibuprofen-loaded beads were coated with the experimental latex using a fluidized-bed coating machine (Uniglatt). The drug release from these spherical membrane reservoir systems appeared to be diffusion controlled. Evaluation of the effect of osmotic pressure dy using dissolution media of various osmolal concentrations indicated that it has no significant effect on the drug release. To further elucidate the mechanism of release from these polymeric membranes, the permeation of drug through free films was studied.

published proceedings

  • Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy

author list (cited authors)

  • Singh, S. K., & Khan, M. A.

citation count

  • 5

complete list of authors

  • Singh, Shailesh K||Khan, Mansoor A

publication date

  • January 1997