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MFR of Nimesulide 100 mg and Paracetamol 325 mg Tablets

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MFR of Nimesulide 100 mg and Paracetamol 325 mg Tablets 

TABLE OF CONTENTS 

S.NO. TITLE Page No
1.0 PRODUCT DETAILS
2.0 MANUFACTURING FORMULA
3.0 LIST OF EQUIPMENTS
4.0 MANUFACTURING INSTRUCTIONS
5.0 GENERAL PRECAUTIONS
 

 

 

6.0

MANUFACTURING PROCESS DETAILS
6.1 GRANULATION
6.2 COMPRESSION

 1.0 PRODUCT DETAILS:

Product Name Nimesulide and Paracetamol Tablets
Product Description Yellow color biconvex oval shape, uncoated tablet having one side mid break line and other side plain
Strength Nimesulide 100 mg and Paracetamol 325 mg
Label claim

 

Each uncoated tablet contains:

Nimesulide BP – 100 mg

Paracetamol IP – 325 mg

Batch Size 3,00,000 Tablets
Average Weight 580 mg
Shelf Life 24 months
Storage Store in a cool, dry and dark place below 25 0C
Drug Category Non-steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug

2.0 MANUFACTURING FORMULA:

Material Name Grade Category Quantity per Unit (In mg) Batch Qty.

 (In kg)

Dry Mixing
Nimesulide BP API 100 mg 30.000 kg
Paracetamol IP API 325 mg 97.500 kg
Starch IP Binder 66.14 mg 19.842 kg
MCCP Plain IP Diluent 47.00 mg 14.100 kg
Tartrazine Supra Color IP Color 0.177 mg 0.053 kg
Binder
PVPK-30 IP Binder 5.8 mg 1.740  kg
Sodium Benzoate IP Preservative 1.16 mg 0.348 kg
Starch IP Binder 13.13 mg 3.938  kg
Purified Water IP Diluent 0.160 ml 48.000 liter
Lubricant
Talcum IP Anti-caking agent 8 mg 2.400  kg
Sodium Starch Glycolate IP Disintegrant 5.8 mg 1.740  kg
Cross Carmilose Sodium IP Disintegrant 5.8 mg 1.740  kg
Magnesium Stearate IP Anti- adherent 2 mg 0.600 kg

3.0 LIST OF EQUIPMENTS:

Sr. No. Machineries/equipments Capacity Equipment ID.
1. Weighing  Balance 300 kg
2. Sifter

(with SS Sieves No’s 16,20,30,60 and 100 )

30”
3. Paste Kettle with stirrer 60 liter
4. Stirrer for binder preparation
5. Multi-Mill (screen size 8 mm and 2 mm)
6. Rapid Mixer Granulator (RMG ) 160 liter
7. Fluid Bed Dryer (FBD) 120 kg
8. Octagonal Blender 500 liter
9. Compression Machine 27 Station
10. SS Containers with lid 10 liter ( 04 No’s)
11. Halogen Moisture Balance
12. Poly-lined HDPE Containers with lid 30 liter (11 No’s)

4.0 MANUFACTURING INSTRUCTIONS:

  • All the manufacturing activities shall be performed under controlled conditions (temperature NMT 25 0C and relative humidity NMT 60%).
  • When working with Active Ingredients and drug product or mixture of Active Ingredients and Excipients, wear gloves and mask to avoid exposure and contact with any body parts.

5.0 GENERAL PRECAUTIONS:

  • Before working with Nimesulide and Paracetamol, read Material Safety Data Sheet of Active Ingredients.
  • In case of skin contact (Irritants), wash skin with soap and water for at least 15 minutes. Cold water may be used.
  • To protect the eyes, use goggles and in case of infection wash the eyes thoroughly with running water.
  • General reported side effects: Nausea, Indigestion, Headache, Allergic skin reactions such as Itching and Rash.
  • MANUFACTURING PROCESS DETAILS:

6.1 GRANULATION:

STEP – I (SIFTING):

  • Check Sieve Integrity (before sifting and after sifting).
  • Set the Sifter and sieve the Dispensed Materials as per Sieve Sizes mentioned below:
Material Name Std. Qty. (kg) Sieve No.
Dry Mix
Nimesulide BP 30.000 kg 16 #
Paracetamol IP 97.500 kg 16 #
Starch IP 19.842 kg 100 #
MCCP Plain IP 14.100 kg 60 #
Tartrazine Supra Color IP 0.053 kg 100 #
Binder
PVPK-30 IP 1.740 kg 20 #
Sodium Benzoate IP 0.348 kg 20 #
Starch IP 3.938 kg 100 #
Lubricant
Talcum IP 2.400 kg 60 #
Sodium Starch Glycolate IP 1.740 kg 60 #
Cross Carmillose Sodium 1.740 kg 60 #
Magnesium Stearate IP 0.600 kg 30
  • Collect the sifted Nimesulide BP (30.000 kg), Paracetamol IP (97.500 kg), Starch IP (18.842 kg), and MCCP Plain IP (14.100 kg)  in  seven Poly-lined HDPE  Container (capacity: 30 liter each)
  • Collect the sifted Starch IP (3.938 kg) in one SS Container (capacity: 10 liter)
  • Collect the sifted Talcum IP (2.400 kg), Sodium Starch Glycolate IP (1.740 kg) and Cross Carmillose Sodium IP (1.740 kg) in one Poly-lined SS Container (capacity :10 liter)
  • Collect the sifted Magnesium Stearate IP (0.600 kg) in one Poly-lined SS Container (capacity:10 liter)
  • Geometrically mix Tartrazine Supra Color IP (0.053 kg) with Starch IP (1.000 kg) and sieve through 100 # and divide in two equal parts LOT- I and LOT- II.
  • Divide sifted materials, Nimesulide BP (30.000 kg), Paracetamol IP (97.500 kg), Starch IP (18.842 kg), MCCP Plain IP (14.100 kg) and Tartrazine Supra Color (0.053 kg) in two equal parts for LOT I and LOT- II.

STEP – II (DRY MIXING) FOR LOT – I:

Transfer the sifted Nimesulide IP (15.000 kg ), Paracetamol IP (48.750 kg ), Starch IP (9.421 kg), MCCP Plain ( 7.050 kg ) and Tartrazine Supra Color IP (0.0265 kg) with Starch IP (0.500 kg) in RMG ( capacity : 160 liter) and dry mix the materials till uniform mixing.

Mixing Time = 8 minutes.

Mixing Speed: 03 minutes at slow speed and 05 minutes at fast speed.

STEP – III – (BINDER PREPARATION) FOR LOT –I & II:

(a) Take purified water (42.00 liter) in Paste Kettle, heat the purified water at 800C .

(b) Take purified water (5.00 liter, at temperature 25°C) in SS Container (capacity: 30 liter) and add Starch IP (3.938 kg) slowly with continuous stirring till uniform solution is ready.

(c) Add above solution of Step – III (b) in Step – III (a) in Paste Kettle with continuously stirring till uniform paste is ready.

(d) Take purified water (1.000 liter, at temperature 35°C) in SS container (capacity: 10 liter) and add Sodium Benzoate IP (0.348 kg) and PVPK-30 IP (1.740 kg) and mix with stirrer till dissolved properly in water and then add to Step – III (c) and continuously stirring till final paste is ready and cool the paste to 35°C to 40°C.

(e) Divide paste into two equal parts for LOT – I and LOT – II in SS Containers (capacity: 30 liter each)

STEP –IV (BINDING OF DRY MIX MATERIAL)  FOR  LOT – I:

Slowly add the binder of Step-III in dry mix materials of Step-II in Rapid Mixer Granulator (capacity: 160 liter) with running at slow speed impeller (13 ampere) for 5 minutes. Then run impeller and chopper both at medium speed (15 ampere) for 10 min and finally run both chopper and impeller on fast speed (19 ampere) for 3 minutes till uniform mixing. Unload the material in SS Container (capacity: 100 liter) from RMG.

Mixing Time: 18 minutes

Ampere Load of Impeller: 13 to 19 ampere.

STEP-V (WET SCREENING) :  FOR LOT – I:

Take wet material from SS Container (capacity: 100 liter) and pass through Multi-Mill with 8 mm screen and collect the wet material in a FBD bowl.

STEP –VI – (DRYING) FOR LOT – I:

Dry the wet material of Step-V in FBD (capacity: 120 kg) till the LOD of granules is achieved between 2.5 to 3.0 % at 105°C checking by Halogen Moisture Balance.

Inlet Temperature: 55°C

Outlet Temperature: To be established

Bed Temperature: To be established

Drying Time: 2 hours.

Raking Frequency: After  30 minutes

STEP-VII- (SIZING/MILLING) FOR LOT – I:

Check screen integrity (before sifting and after sifting).

Mill the dried material of Step -VI through Multi Mill using screen size 2 mm and  collect milled material in two SS Containers (capacity :100 liter ). After milling transfer the milled material into four Poly-lined HDPE Containers (capacity: 30 liter each) and weight and record the milled granules quantity.

Blade Type: Both (Knife blades/Scraping blades)

Rotor Speed: 2000 RPM 

 NOTE:

FOR LOT – II: Please follow the same procedure of LOT – I of dry mixing, binding of dry mix material, wet screening, drying and sizing/ milling.

STEP – VIII (PRE –LUBRICATION):

Load the milled granules of Step-VII of LOT- I and LOT – II in Octagonal Blender and add sifted Talcum IP (2.400 kg) and Sodium Starch Glycolate IP (1.740 kg), Cross Carmillose Sodium IP (1.740 kg) and mix properly till uniform mixing of Pre-Lubricating Material.

Mixing Time: 30 minutes (15 minutes clockwise direction and 15 minutes anti-clockwise direction)

Mixing Speed: 10 RPM

STEP – IX (LUBRICATION):

Add the sifted Magnesium Stearate IP (0.600 kg) in Pre- Lubricated Material of Step-VIII and mix properly till uniform mixing of materials with Magnesium Stearate.

Mixing Time: 05 minutes. (clockwise direction)

Mixing Speed: 10 RPM.

STEP- X (BLEND SAMPLE ANALYSIS):

After completion of lubrication, collect the composite blend sample and send to QC for analysis according to the table below:

Test Specification
Appearance of blend

Blend Uniformity

Blend Assay

LOD

Bulk Density

Tapped Density

Compressibility Index

Hausner Ratio

Yellow color free flowing granular powder

90 % to 110 %

98 % to 103 %

2.0 % to 3.0 %

To be established in next batch

To be established in next batch

To be established in next batch

To be established in next batch

STEP – XI:

Unload the above blended material and weight and store in five Poly-lined HDPE Containers (capacity: 45 liter each)

STEP – XII:

Clean all equipments used in the granulation as per respective equipment cleaning SOP.

  • COMPRESSION:

STEP – I:

After receiving QC approval for blend, compress the blend as per the following parameters and In-Process checks under controlled environmental condition. 

S.

No.

Parameters Standard No. of Tablets In-Process Frequency
1.        Feed frame alignment and adjustment Should be satisfactory —– —–
2.        Lower Weight Assembly Should be satisfactory —– —–
3.        Hydraulic Pressure

 

6 -8 Tones (D-Tooling, 27station Compression Machine) —– —–
4.        Machine Speed 15 RPM to 18 RPM ­—– —–
5.        Upper Punch Size 16.7 mm x 8.3 mm with break line ­—– —–
6.        Lower Punch Size 16.7 mm x 8.3 mm —– —–
7.        Length of Tablets. 16.7 mm —– —–
8.        Width of Tablets 8.3 mm 6/Individual 2 hours
9.        Thickness of Tablets 5.33 mm ±.2 mm 6/Individual 2 hours
10.    Weight of 20 Tablets 11.600 gm ± 3% 20/Composite 30 minutes
11.    Product Description Yellow color, biconvex oval shape, un-coated tablet having one side mid break line and other side plain 20/Composite 2 hours
12.    Uniformity of Weight NMT 02 tablets out of 20 deviate from the average weight by more than 3 % and  no single tablet deviates from the average weight by more than 5 % —– 01 hour
13.    Average Weight of Tablets 580 mg ± 2 % 20/Individual 30 minutes
14.    Hardness NLT 4 kg/cm2 6/Individual 30 minutes
15.    Disintegration Time NMT 15 min 6/Composite 01 hour
16.    Friability NMT 1% 20/Composite 01 hour

STEP – II:

Send the sample of compressed tablets to QC department for analysis.

STEP – III:

Weight the compressed tablets and store into seven Poly-lined HDPE Containers with lid (capacity: 30 liter each) with proper status label till next step tablet packing.

STEP – IV:

Clean the Compression Machine as per cleaning SOP.

 

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