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Comparison of two commercial potassium chloride tablets for slow-release in an in vitro dissolution test

Wu, P.C.; Huang, Y.B.; Chang, S.J.; Ko, H.M.; Tsai, Y.H.

Gaoxiong Yi Xue Ke Xue Za Zhi 8(3): 161-167


ISSN/ISBN: 0257-5655
PMID: 1560473
Accession: 039637459

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Two commercial slow-release potassium chloride tablets, Slow-K and Addi-K have the characteristics of slow-release in the different dissolution conditions. The two tablets had similar dissolution profiles in simulated intestinal fluid (pH 6.8), simulated gastric fluid (pH 1.2) and water; which indicates that, the dissolution rates of the two commercial potassium chloride tablets are independent of the pH values of the dissolution medium. The release patterns of potassium chloride fitted the First order model and Higuchi matrix model. These were distinguished by differential rate treatment, which showed that the release followed the First order pattern. It was found that the dissolution rate of Addi-K were more rapid than Slow-K in different dissolution conditions.

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