Abstract Article


Formulation and evaluation of transdermal patches of etodolac for topical application

Rahul Khare , Deepak Tripathi , Muaree Lal , Avinash Kondalkar ,

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Etodolac transdermal patches formulated with PEG-400 as 
plasticizer and polymers HPMC and ethyl cellulose by solvent cast-
ing method are quite stable, there is no interaction between drug 
and formulation component on the basis of physical appearance 
and FTIR data. The average weight of the patches (2.54 cm2) was 
found to be ranging from 158 to 165 mg. The thickness of the 
patches ranged from 0.245 to 0.346 mm and was found to be de-
pendent on the polymer ratio. The patches were able to withstand 
43 to 78 folds at same place in the folding endurance test. All the 
formulations were able to incorporated uniform quantity of drug in 
them ranging from 98.5 to 99.2 %. The results of moisture content 
study revealed that increase in concentration of HPMC was direct-
ly proportional to the moisture content in the patches with F6 ex-
hibiting the highest moisture (7.25%) while F1 exhibiting the low-
est (5.11%). The drug was released ranging from 88.3 to 60.7 % in 
various formulations. The regression coefficients of the graphical 
representation of the mathematical models reveal that the release 
of etodolac from the patches can be described by Korsemeyer-
Peppas model. The expression relates that the drug released from 
the patches is due to diffusion of drug from the polymeric matrix 
of the patch and is primarily diffusion controlled.


Transdermal patch 
Sustained Release 
Ethyl Cellulose



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