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Monday 01 March 2004

Effect of surface layering time of lactose carrier particles on dry powder inhalation properties of salbutamol sulfate.

By: Iida K, Hayakawa Y, Okamoto H, Danjo K, Luenberger H.

Chem Pharm Bull (Tokyo) 2004 Mar;52(3):350-3

The effect of the surface layering time of lactose carrier particles on the dry powder inhalation properties of salbutamol sulfate was investigated. Lactose carrier particles were layered with vegetable magnesium stearate by physical mixing. In the present study, drug/carrier powder mixtures were designed consisting of micronized salbutamol sulfate and lactose carriers with various particle surface conditions prepared by surface layering. These powder mixtures were aerosolized by a Jethaler, and the in vitro deposition properties of salbutamol sulfate were evaluated by a twin impinger. Compared with the powder mixed with unlayered lactose carrier, the in vitro inhalation properties of the powder mixture prepared using the surface layering lactose carrier were significantly different, showing that the in vitro inhalation properties of the drug/carrier powder mixtures were improved. In vitro deposition properties (RP) increased with surface layering time. Using this surface layering system would thus be valuable for increasing the inhalation properties of dry powder inhalation.

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