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  • 1 Univ. de Santiago de Compostela Dept. de Farmacia e Tecnoloxía Farmacéutica, Fac. de Farmacia Campus Sur E-15706 Santiago de Compostela Spain
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The effect of cyclodextrin complexation of sulphamethizole (SM) was studied. Two systems were prepared with two cyclodextrin derivatives, β-cyclodextrin (BCD) and hydroxypropyl-β-cyclodextrin (HPBCD): binary complexes and multicomponent systems (cyclodextrins and a hydroxylpropylmethyl cellulose K4M). Inclusion complexes were prepared by freeze-drying and characterized by thermal analysis (DSC) and X-ray diffractometry. The presence of the polymer in the solution increases the effect of cyclodextrins – specially BCD – on the solubility of SM. In solid state, binary inclusion complexes enhance the dissolution behaviour of SM but, from the multi-component complexes, the polymer controls the release of the drug.