Author(s): Ranjitha. M. T *, C. N. Somashekhar
A new dosage form, Oral disintegrating tablets (ODT’s) as a replacement to conventional oral dosage forms. ODT’s are dosage forms they disintegrate in mouth offering various advantages such as better mouth feel, dose accuracy, improved stability and convenient dosing as compared to oral liquids. So, there is need to designed oral disintegrating tablet to release the medicaments with an enhanced rate. Mefenamic acid is an anti- inflammatory drug while Dicyclomine HCl is anti-cholinergic drug. The combination of Mefenamic acid & Dicyclomine HCl controls pain very effectively, also relaxes bodily spasm which commonly arises during menstruation or intestinal colic spasm. This combination gives the quick onset of action and fast relief than conventional dosage form. For preparation of oral disintegrating tablet nine formulations were designed using Croscarmellose sodium and Crospovidone as superdisintegrants in varying concentration. All the formulations were prepared by direct compression method. Thus, all the formulations of Mefenamic acid and Dicyclomine HCl oral disintegrating tablets were investigated, in which F9 formulation was optimized. The % drug release of, Oral disintegrating tablet batch F9 has shown 96.98% of Mefenamic acid and 94.02 % of Dicyclomine HCl in 18 min, disintegration time in 40 sec and wetting time in 25sec.