Abstract

Purpose: The main objective of present research investigation is to formulate the sustained release formulation of Rosuvastatin. Rosuvastatin, an antihyperlipidemic agent, belongs BCS class-II agent.
Methods: The SR tablets of Rosuvastatin were prepared employing different concentrations of HPMCK4M and SCMC in different combinations by Direct Compression using 32 factorial design. The concentration of Polymers , HPMCK4M and SCMC required to achieve the desired drug release was selected as independent variables, X1 and X2 respectively whereas, time required for 10% of drug dissolution (t10%), 50% (t50%), 75% (t75%) and  90% (t90%)  were selected as dependent variables.
Results and Discussion: Totally nine formulations were designed and are evaluated for hardness, friability, thickness, % drug content, In-vitro drug release. From the Results it was concluded that all the formulation were found to be with in the Pharmacopoeial limits and  the In-vitro dissolution profiles of all formulations were fitted in to different Kinetic models, the statistical parameters like intercept, slope & regression coefficient  were calculated. Polynomial equations were developed for dependent variables. Validity of developed polynomial equations were verified by designing 2 check point formulations (C1, C2). According to SUPAC guidelines the formulation (F4) containing 30 mg of HPMCK4M and 40 mg of SCMC, is the most similar formulation (similarity factor f2= 89.561, dissimilarity factor f1= 1.543 & No significant difference, t= 0.0056) to marketed product (CRESTOR).
Conclusion: The selected formulation (F4) follows Zero order, Higuchi’s kinetics, and the mechanism of drug release was found to be Non-Fickian Diffusion (n= 0.963).