In Vitro Study of Release of Metronidazole Tablets Prepared from Okra Gum, Gelatin Gum and their Admixture

  • MA Momoh
  • MU Akikwu
  • JI Ogbona
  • UE Nwachi


The aim of this study is to evaluate the ability of okra gum to release it\'s medicament in bioadhesive polymer-based drug delivery system. Bioadhesive studies using the tensiometer were done to evaluate its bioadhesivenes. Conventional tablets were made with okra gum as binder and in-vitro release studies carried out using gelatin as a standard reference. Okra gum was seen to have a comparable result with gelatin in term of the bioadhesive property the amount of drug released.

Keywords: Bioadhesive, Okra gum, Gelatin gum, Metronidazole, Release studies

Bio-Research Vol. 6 (1) 2008: pp. 339-342

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