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.