Dr. Rajendra Gode College of Pharmacy, Malkapur, Maharashtra, India
*Corresponding Author: RR Thenge, Dr. Rajendra Gode College of Pharmacy, Malkapur, Maharashtra, India.
Received: February 27, 2023; Published: April 24, 2023
Co-crystals are defined as structurally homogeneous/heterogeneous crystalline solids that include drug and coformer in specific stoichiometric proportions. The discrete neutral molecular reactants that make up co-crystals are solids at room temperature. According to this definition of co-crystals, a pharmaceutical co-crystal is a mixture in which one of the co-crystals’ elements serves as an active medicinal ingredient and the other elements serve as coformers. An active drug hydrate is not a co-crystal, as is evident from the statement, but a solid-state drug hydrate is co-crystalline with a coformer to produce a co-crystal . The pharmaceutical sector currently places a lot of attention on co-crystal methods. Pharmaceutical co-crystals can successfully enhance the drug substance’s solubility, dissolving profile, bioavailability and physical stability, in addition to other crucial features such as flowability, chemical stability, compressibility and hygroscopicity .
Citation: RR Thenge. “Cocrystals: A New Form of Solid with Improved Physico-chemical Properties". Acta Scientific Pharmaceutical Sciences 7.5 (2023): 20-21.
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