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Journal: International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Medicine (IJPSM) (Vol.9, No. 2)

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Page : 76-104

Keywords : Prochlorperazine Maleate; antipsychotic medication; orodispersible tablets unpleasant taste; Croscarmellose sodium;

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In the present work, fast disintegrating tablets of prochlorperazine maleate were designed with a view to enhance patient compliance by effervescent method. Prochlorperazine Maleate, a potent antipsychotic medication with antiemetic properties, holds significance in treating various conditions such as nausea, vomiting, and vertigo. The decision to formulate it into orodispersible tablets aimed to address issues related to patient compliance and convenience, particularly for individuals who experience difficulty swallowing conventional tablets. Formulation F10, enriched with 10% Croscarmellose sodium as a superdisintegrant and an effervescent mixture for taste masking, exhibited remarkable characteristics. Croscarmellose sodium, chosen for its exceptional disintegration properties, ensures rapid breakdown upon contact with saliva, facilitating swift drug release and subsequent onset of action. Moreover, the incorporation of an effervescent mixture not only aids in masking the potentially unpleasant taste of Prochlorperazine Maleate but also holds the potential to enhance palatability and overall patient acceptance. Physicochemical characterization of Prochlorperazine Maleate unveiled favorable attributes, including a loss on drying of 0.413±0.002%, a melting point range of 234-236°C, and a moisture content of 0.0354%, affirming its suitability for formulation into orodispersible tablets. Through dissolution profile comparisons, formulation F10 demonstrated superior drug release kinetics compared to the commercial formulation, underscoring its potential therapeutic advantages.

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