Sci. Pharm. 2012; 80: 153–165
A Validated Stability-Indicating RP-UPLC Method for Simultaneous Determination of Desloratadine and Sodium Benzoate in Oral Liquid Pharmaceutical Formulations
Navneet KUMAR * 1,2, Dhanaraj SANGEETHA2, Pingili SUNIL REDDY 1, Lakkireddy PRAKASH 1
1 Analytical Research and Development, Integrated Product Development, Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd., Bachupally, Hyderabad-500072, A.P., India.
2 Department of Chemistry, S.A.S., V.I.T. University, Vellore-632014, Tamilnadu, India.
* Corresponding author. E-mail: email@example.com (N. Kumar)
A novel, sensitive and selective stability-indicating gradient reverse phase ultra performance liquid chromatographic method was developed and validated for the quantitative determination of desloratadine and sodium benzoate in pharmaceutical oral liquid formulation. The chromatographic separation was achieved on Acquity BEH C8 (100 mm x 2.1 mm) 1.7 μm column by using mobile phase containing a gradient mixture of solvent A (0.05 M KH2PO4 and 0.07 M triethylamine, pH 3.0) and B (50:25:25 v/v/v mixture of acetonitrile, methanol and water) at flow rate of 0.4 mL/min. Column temperature was maintained at 40°C and detection was carried out at a wavelength of 272 nm. The described method shows excellent linearity over a range of 0.254 μg/mL to 76.194 μg/mL for desloratadine and 1.006 μg/mL to 301.67 μg/mL for sodium benzoate. The correlation coefficient for desloratadine and sodium benzoate was more than 0.999. To establish stability-indicating capability of the method, drug product was subjected to the stress conditions of acid, base, oxidative, hydrolytic, thermal and photolytic degradation. The degradation products were well resolved from desloratadine and sodium benzoate. The developed method was validated as per international ICH guidelines with respect to specificity, linearity, LOD, LOQ, accuracy, precision and robustness.
Development Validation Degradation Stability-indicating UPLC-UV Desloratadine Sodium benzoate
Received November 10th, 2011 | Accepted December 12th, 2011 | Published Online December 12th, 2011