Adjusting the Release Rate of Mesalazine from Matrix Formulations by Addition of various Excipients

The issue with Mesalazine is that’s its mostly supplied as very fine powder with extremely poor flowability, and wet granulation is most often used to meet the challenge. However, Mesalazine is prone to degradation by several pathways (e.g. oxidation to oxidation and forms quinoneimine), especially if brought into contact with water.

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