Enhanced ex vivo intestinal absorption of olmesartan medoxomil nanosuspension: Preparation by combinative technology

Zenab Attari, Amita Bhandari, P. C. Jagadish, Shaila Lewis

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The purpose of this study was to develop nanosuspension based on combinative technology to enhance the intestinal absorption of Olmesartan medoxomil (OLM), a potent antihypertensive agent with limited oral bioavailability. Two combinative approaches were employed and then characterized. In vitro intestinal absorption of OLM nanosuspension and plain OLM was studied using non-everted rat intestinal sac model. Optimal OLM nanosuspension was prepared by a combination of ball milling and probe sonication using stabilizer, Poloxamer 407. The formula exhibited particle size of 469.9 nm and zeta potential of -19.1 mV, which was subjected to ex vivo studies. The flux and apparent permeability coefficient in intestine from OLM nanosuspension was higher than the plain drug, thereby suggesting better drug delivery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57-63
Number of pages7
JournalSaudi Pharmaceutical Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2016


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmaceutical Science

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