Authors:Antonilêni Medeiros, Ana Santos, F. de Souza, J. Procópio, Márcia Pinto, and R. Macêdo
Stability of drugs
and products has a great practical interest, which is facing to strict regulation.
Thermal studies, besides the determination of the thermal properties of the
investigated product allow the verification of possible interactions between
the drug substances and excipients. The objective of this work was to obtain
solid pre-formulates of paracetamol (PC) by spray drying (SPDR), as well as
to investigate their thermal behavior. Dynamic and isotherm TG, conventional
DSC and DSC-photovisual coupled methods were used to characterize the conventional
and pre-formulated mixtures obtained by SPDR. The results of both DSC investigations
showed slight alterations in melting temperatures, which suggests incompatibilities.
The TG decomposition data of the mixtures evidenced that the dry process via
SPDR leads to stability enhancement of the pre-formulated mixtures.
Authors:Antonilêni Medeiros, Ana Santos, F. de Souza, I. Júnior, J. Valdilânio, J. Procópio, D. de Santana, and R. Macêdo
Compatibility studies between active drugs and excipients are substantial in the pharmaceutical technology. The objective
of the present work was to develop pre-formulated mixtures of metronidazole (MT) obtained by spray drying (SPDR) and their
thermoanalytical characterization. Dynamic and isothermal TG, conventional DSC and DSC coupled to a photovisual system were
used. DSC experiments with both techniques confirmed the homogeneity of the conventional and pre-formulated mixtures. The
TG data made possible the comparison the thermal stability of the different mixtures. Similar thermal stabilities were found
of the conventional and pre-formulated mixtures, with slower particles sizes of MT.