Effects of Natural and Pregelantinized Sorghum, Plantain, and Corn Starch Binders on the Compressional Characteristics of a Paracetamol Tablet Formulation

Gbenga Alebiowu

Gbenga Alebiowu, PhD, is a senior lecturer at the department of pharmaceutics, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.

O.A. Itiola

O.A. Itiola is a professor in the Department of Pharmaceutics and Industrial Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.

Pharmaceutical Technology, Pharmaceutical Technology-09-01-2001, Volume 2001 Supplement, Issue 3

This comparative study suggests that pregelatinized starches are superior to natural starches in terms of improving the plastic deformation in tablet formulations during compression.