SINGH GAURAV*, GOKULAN DR P.D., KINIKAR DHANANJAY, KUSHWAH MANOJ
Shri Ramnath Singh Institute Of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology,
Sitholi, Gwalior, M.P
Glibenclamide is an oral hypoglycemic drug with very low aqueous solubility. The drug is completely metabolized in liver, its principle metabolite being very weakly active, buccal film may be more efficacious for the treatment of diabetes. The objective of this work is to investigate the feasibility of obtaining the slow release, obtaining relatively constant levels of Glibenclamide from buccal films. The films were fabricated by solvent casting technique with different polymers HPMC, Sodium CMC and PVP and systematically evaluated for in vitro and ex vivo performance. Propylene Glycol is employed as plasticizer and penetration enhancer. Hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose is acting as film forming polymer, Sodium CMC and PVP are employed as mucoadhesive polymer. The formulation containing HPMC and Sodium CMC (F2) showed better controlled results correlated with ex vivo permeation studies.