Microencapsulation of Indomethacin by Pectin-Gelatin Complex Coacervation Method

Pectin-Gelatin Complex Coacervation 에 의한 Indomethacin의 Microencapsulation 에 관한 연구

  • 구영순 (이화여자대학교 약학대학) ;
  • 진수영 (이화여자대학교 약학대학)
  • Published : 1989.06.28

Abstract

Indomethacin, a non-steroidal antiinflammatory drug inducing gastric irritation, was microencapsulated using pectin-gelatin complex coacervation method. Optimum conditions for microencapsulation and dissolution characteristics of the microcapsules were studied. The optimum pH and pectin-gelatin ratio for microencapsulation were 3.8 and 1:2 respectively. As concentration of colloid solution increased, wall thickness of microcapsules were increased. The dissolution rate of Indomethacin-pectin-gelatin microcapsules prepared by 1.5% and 2% colloid solution were similar but slower than that of Indomethacin-pectin-gelatin microcapsules prepared by 1% colloid solution. The 50% release time ($T_{50%}$) of Indomethacin-pectin-gelatin microcapsules prepared by 1%, 1.5% and 2% colloid solutions were 3 min, 5 min, and 6 min respectively while that of Indomethacin powder was 50 min.