A new in vitro/in vivo kinetic correlation method for nitrofurantoin matrix tablet formulations

ertan g., Karasulu H. Y. , KARASULU E. , EGE M. A. , KOSE T. , GÜNERİ T.

DRUG DEVELOPMENT AND INDUSTRIAL PHARMACY, cilt.26, ss.737-743, 2000 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 26 Konu: 7
  • Basım Tarihi: 2000
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1081/ddc-100101292
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.737-743


The kinetic distributions of in vitro percentage release and in vivo percentage urinary excretion rates of nitrofurantoin from matrix tablets were plotted using a kinetic program. In vitro release rates were determined using the USP paddle and half-change methods. Urinary excretion curves of the drug were characterized by means of the statical moments. The individual linear correlations between each in vitro and in vivo kinetic distribution were established,and regression equations were calculated. The application results of the best correlations obtained were evaluated according to in vivo results. A reversed kinetic procedure was applied for transformation of the correlated kinetic values to the drug percentage release rates. The modified Langenbucher kinetic showed excellent linear correlation (r = .9985). The method that is proposed in this study, the kinetic correlation program, is simple, independent of time, and suggests that it is possible to use kinetic distributions in the in vitro/in vivo correlation. This study also suggests using kinetic correlation to investigate the suitability of the in vitro dissolution methods with the in vivo drug dissolution.