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Journal of Pharmaceutics
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 629593, 9 pages
Research Article

In Vitro and In Vivo Evaluation of Oxatomide β-Cyclodextrin Inclusion Complex

1Department of Pharmaceutics and Industrial Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Helwan University, Cairo 11790, Egypt
2Department of Pharmaceutics, Faculty of Pharmacy, Suez Canal University, Ismailia 41522, Egypt

Received 8 October 2012; Revised 3 November 2012; Accepted 5 November 2012

Academic Editor: Anna Wesolowska

Copyright © 2013 Fahima M. Hashem et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The objective of this study was to evaluate the influence of oxatomide β-cyclodextrin inclusion complex on the physicochemical properties and bioavailability of the drug. Oxatomide β-cyclodextrin solid complex was prepared with equimolar ratio of both oxatomide and β-cyclodextrin in presence or absence of water soluble polymers using different techniques. The coevaporated complex prepared in presence of PVP-K15 showed a prompt drug release and significantly increased % dissolution efficiency compared to the pure oxatomide. Moreover, the results of bioavailability evaluation of this complex in rabbits compared to commercial drug product indicated a 73.15% increase in the oral bioavailability of oxatomide. In conclusion, inclusion complex of oxatomide with β-cyclodextrin prepared by coevaporation in presence of PVP-K15 not only results in an enhancement of the oxatomide dissolution rate but also improves the bioavailability of oxatomide.