Preparation and Evaluation of Oral Disintegrating Tablets of Ketoprofen by Dirct Compression
Ketoprofen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) drug with analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and antipyretic effects. It is widely used in the treatment of inflammation and pain associated with rheumatic disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and in soft tissue injury. The purpose of this study was to prepare an oral disintegrating tablets of ketoprofen by simple method. The tablets were prepared by direct compression method and different ratios of various subliming agents or superdisintegrants were incorporated. Then these tablets were evaluated for hardness, friability, weight variation, water absorption ratio, disintegrating time and dissolution time. The results showed that Formula F11 batch had short disintegration time (18.0 sec) with good physical properties. This formula demonstrated a promised potentials for rapid absorption, improved bioavailability, effective therapy and patient compliance.
Key words: Rapid disintegrating tablets, Ketoprofen, Direct compression, Superdisintegrants.