PubMed: Development and Evaluation of Cannabidiol Orodispersible Tablets Using a 2<sup>3</sup>-Factorial Design

PubMed: Development and Evaluation of Cannabidiol Orodispersible Tablets Using a 2<sup>3</sup>-Factorial Design

Pharmaceutics. 2022 Jul 14;14(7):1467. doi: 10.3390/pharmaceutics14071467.


Orodispersible tablets (ODTs) are pharmaceutical formulations used to obtain fast therapeutic effects, usually recommended for geriatric and pediatric patients due to their improved compliance, bioavailability, ease of administration, and good palatability. This study aimed to develop ODTs with cannabidiol (CBD) phytocannabinoid extracted from Cannabis sativa used in the treatment of Lennox-Gastaut and Dravet syndromes. The tablets were obtained using an eccentric tableting machine and 9 mm punches. To develop CBD ODTs, the following parameters were varied: the Poloxamer 407 concentration (0 and 10%), the type of co-processed excipient (Prosolv® ODT G2-PODTG2 and Prosolv® EasyTab sp-PETsp), and the type of superdisintegrant (Croscarmellose-CCS, and Soy Polysaccharides-Emcosoy®-EMCS), resulting in eleven formulations (O1-O11). The following dependent parameters were evaluated: friability, disintegration time, crushing strength, and the CBD dissolution at 1, 3, 5, 10, 15, and 30 min. The dependent parameters were verified according to European Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Eur.) requirements. All the tablets obtained were in accordance with quality requirements in terms of friability (less than 1%), and disintegration time (less than 180 s). The crushing strength was between 19 N and 80 N. Regarding the dissolution test, only four formulations exhibited an amount of CBD released higher than 80% at 30 min. Taking into consideration the results obtained and using the Modde 13.1 software, an optimal formulation was developed (O12), which respected the quality criteria chosen (friability 0.23%, crushing strength of 37 N, a disintegration time of 27 s, and the target amount of CBD released in 30 min of 99.3 ± 6%).

PMID:35890362 | DOI:10.3390/pharmaceutics14071467

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