Enhancement of Solubility and Dissolution Rate of Curcumin Using Porous Starch by Solid Dispersion Technique


Indrayani D.Raut, Assistant Professor, Nikita D. Gidde, Priyanka V. Desai, Priyanka V. Bagade, Mayuri S. Lokhande, Manojkumar M. Nitalikar
Rajarambapu College of Pharmacy, Kasegaon (MS) India.


The poor dissolution characteristics of biopharmaceutical class II drugs are a major concern for scientists in thepharmaceutical industry. Solid dispersion is introduced as a novel method for enhancement of solubility. Class IIdrugs are low solubility and high permeability according to the biopharmaceutical classification system and arepromising candidates for improving solubility and bioavailability through solid dispersion. The purpose of the present attempt is to prepare a solid dispersion of curcumin and porous starch in order to increase the solubility and dissolution of drugs that are poorlysoluble. Solid dispersions (SDs) of BCS-II drugs were prepared by ball milling in ratio of drug: polymer i.e. curcumin: porous starch (1:0.5, 1:1, 1:2 and 1:3). Further, SDs were investigated by solubility, FTIR, XRD, DSC, micromeritics, and in-vitro dissolution. . Conclusively, porous starch offers a hydrophilic matrix to deliver poorwater soluble drugs and Solid dispersion system have demonstrated an improved performance. Solid dispersionsystem have demonstrated an improved performance