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Abstract

FORMULATION AND EVALUATION OF MEDICATED CHEWING GUM OF JASMINUM LEAVES FOR THE TREATMENT OF MOUTH ULCER

Gauri Dhule*, Mohini Murkute and Vedanti Wadhokar

ABSTRACT

An attempt was made to formulate medicated chewing gum to treat mouth ulcer using natural gum base for faster onset of action and easy administration, anywhere and anytime, without access to water. To avoid the discard issue of gum cud, natural gum base of Triticum aestivum (wheat grain) was explored because of its biodegradable and biocompatible nature and easy availability. Prolamin, extracted from wheat, showed good chewing capacity, elasticity, high water retention capacity, antifungal activity, and compatibility with the drug. Amount of calcium carbonate (texturizer) and gum base were selected as independent variables. Elasticity and drug release were considered as the dependent variables. All batches were evaluated for the content uniformity, elasticity study, texture study, in vitro drug release study, and chewiness study. Results revealed that medicated chewing gum containing 80 mg of calcium carbonate and 490 mg of gum base showed good elasticity and more than 90% drug release within 10 min. Thus, this study suggested that both good elasticity and chew ability and abundant availability of wheat grain can act as a potential gum base for medicated chewing gum.

Keywords: Medicated chewing gum, Triticum aestivum, Prolamin, calcium carbonate, Jasminum.


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