Solubility Enhancement of Poorly Soluble Drug Simvastatin by Solid Dispersion Technique

This study aims to formulate solid dispersions (SDs) of Simvastatin (SIM) to improve the aqueous solubility, dissolution rate and to facilitate faster onset of action. Simvastatin is a BCS class II drug having low solubility & therefore low oral bioavailability. In the present study, SDs of simvastatin different drug-carrier ratios were prepared by kneading method. The results showed that simvastatin solubility & dissolution rate enhanced with polymer SSG in the ratio 1:7 due to increase in wetting property or possibly may be due to change in crystallinity of the drug.