Application of hot melt extrusion for poorly water-soluble drugs: Limitations, Advances and Future prospects.

TitleApplication of hot melt extrusion for poorly water-soluble drugs: Limitations, Advances and Future prospects.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsLu M, Guo Z, Li Y, Pang H, Lin L, Liu X, Pan X, Wu C
JournalCurrent pharmaceutical design
Date Published2013 May 3
Abstract

Hot melt extrusion (HME) is a powerful technology to enhance the solubility and bioavailability of poorly water-soluble drugs by producing amorphous solid dispersions. Although the number of articles and patents about HME increased dramatically in the past twenty years, there are very few commercial products by far. The three main obstacles limiting the commercial application of HME are summarized as thermal degradation of heat-sensitive drugs at high process temperature, recrystallization of amorphous drugs during storage and dissolving process, and difficulty to obtain products with reproducible physicochemical properties. Many efforts have been taken in recent years to understand the basic mechanism underlying these obstacles and then to overcome them. This article reviewed and summarized the limitations, recent advances, and future prospects of HME.

DOI10.1093/infdis/jit410
Alternate JournalCurr. Pharm. Des.