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Self-emulsifying systems (SEEDS) are becoming increasingly popular for the preparations
of oral dosage forms of low-water soluble drugs. SEEDS are divided into subgroups according to
their components; Type IV formulations that are prepared using only surfactants and/or cosurfactants. The aim of the study was to increase the solubility of Tadalafil, a Class II drug according
to the BCS, by preparing a Type IV formulation. In the study, Labrasol, Kolliphor PS 20, Kolliphor
PS 60, Kolliphor PS 80, Kolliphor CS 12, Kolliphor CS 20, Kolliphor HS 15, Kolliphor EL, Kolliphor
ELP, Kolliphor PEG400, Gelucire 44/14 and Gelucire 48/16 were used as surfactants; Transcutol was
used as a co-surfactant. The Kolliphor PS 80, Kolliphor EL, Kolliphor HS 15 formulations were
prepared with a ratio of 2:1 with Transcutol to form droplet sizes less than 50 nm and PDI values
below 0.2. The formulations sensitivity to heat change and pH change was analysed by performing
stability tests. Stable formulations of Tadalafil were obtained using the formulations were prepared
using Transcutol and Kolliphor PS 80 or Kolliphor EL. Solidification of the optimum Type IV
formulations were made using Fluorite, Neusilin US2, Neusilin FL2, Syloid 3050 and Syloid 3150.
Dissolution studies of the prepared Solid Type IV formulations were first performed in 0.1 N HCl,
and the dissolution profiles were examined by analysing the optimum Solid Type IV (S-Type IV)
formulations in pH 4.5 and pH 6.8. It was determined that the S-Type IV prepared with Neusilin
US2 and Neusilin UFL2 (2:1) had provided a dissolution of over 80% at the end of the 1st minute.
The results indicated the potential bioavailability improvement of S-Type IV for a BCS class II drug,
Tadalafil due to great enhancement in its dissolution rate.