Preparation of dry powder inhalation with lactose carrier particles surface-coated using a Wurster fluidized bed

Chem Pharm Bull (Tokyo). 2005 Apr;53(4):431-4. doi: 10.1248/cpb.53.431.

Abstract

An attempt was made to produce carrier particles for dry powder inhalation with lactose carrier particles surface-coated using a Wurster fluidized bed. The lactose carrier particles were coated with lactose aqueous solution containing hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose (HPMC) as a binder using a Wurster coating apparatus. Drug/carrier powder mixtures were prepared consisting of micronized salbutamol sulfate and lactose carriers under various particle surface conditions. These powder mixtures were aerosolized by a Jethaler((R)), and the in vitro deposition properties of salbutamol sulfate were evaluated by a twin impinger. The in vitro inhalation properties of the powder mixture prepared using the coated lactose carrier differed significantly compared with those of the powder mixture prepared using the uncoated lactose carrier, indicating improvements in in vitro inhalation properties of sulbutamol sulfate. In vitro inhalation properties increased with the surface coating time. This surface coating system would thus be valuable for increasing the in vitro inhalation properties of dry powder inhalation with lactose carrier particles.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Administration, Inhalation
  • Albuterol / administration & dosage
  • Chemical Phenomena
  • Chemistry, Physical
  • Drug Carriers
  • Drug Compounding / methods*
  • Lactose
  • Microscopy, Electron, Scanning
  • Particle Size
  • Powders*
  • Solubility
  • Surface Properties

Substances

  • Drug Carriers
  • Powders
  • Lactose
  • Albuterol