Formulation and evaluation of multiple tablets as a biphasic gastroretentive floating drug delivery system for fenoverine
A biphasic gastroretentive drug delivery system of fenoverine was developed to maintain constant plasma concentration. The delivery system consisted of a loading-dose tablet and a floating multiple matrix tablet prepared by the direct compression process. The drug release from biphasic GRDDS in 0.1 mol L-1 HCl and SGF (enzyme free) was sustained over 12 h with buoyant properties. Stability studies showed no significant change in dissolution profiles (f2 value > 50). Based on the release kinetics, it can be concluded that the floating multiple matrix tablet containing HPMC was a particularly suitable gastroretentive drug delivery system with a zero-order release profile.