In Vivo Performance of Fenofibrate Formulated With Ordered Mesoporous Silica Versus 2-Marketed Formulations: A Comparative Bioavailability Study in Beagle Dogs
Martens, Johan A.
Van den Mooter, Guy
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The present study aims to evaluate the in vitro and in vivo performance of ordered mesoporous silica (OMS) as a carrier for the poorly water-soluble compound fenofibrate. Fenofibrate was loaded into OMS via incipient wetness impregnation to obtain a 29% drug load and formulated into capsules. Two capsule dosage forms (containing 33.5 and 16.75 mg fenofibrate, respectively) were compared with the commercially available forms-Lipanthyl (R) (fenofibrate microcrystals) and Tricor (R) (fenofibrate nanocrystals). In vitro dissolution tests showed that the amount of fenofibrate released from Lipanthyl (R) and Tricor (R) was approximately 30%, whereas approximately 66% and 60% of the drug was released from OMS capsules containing 33.5 and 16.75 mg of fenofibrate, respectively. Storage of OMS capsules loaded with 33.5 mg of fenofibrate at 25 degrees C/60% relative humidity (RH) or 40 degrees C/75% RH did not alter the release kinetics, nor the physical state of the compound, pointing the stabil...ity of the present formulation. The in vivo study in dogs confirmed satisfying level of safety and tolerability of fenofibrate-OMS formulation (eq. 33.5 mg) with the potential to improve the absorption of fenofibrate. Though some variability in the data, this formulation is promising to be further investigated in a clinical trial setting.
Кључне речи:ordered mesoporous silica / fenofibrate / poor solubility / dissolution / oral bioavailability
Извор:Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2016, 105, 8, 2381-2385
- Wiley-Blackwell, Hoboken
Финансирање / пројекти:
- Formac Pharmaceuticals NV, Gaston Geenslaan, Leuven, Belgium