ULTRAVIOLET-SPECTROPHOTOMETRIC METHOD DEVELOPMENT AND VALIDATION FOR THE DETERMINATION OF NORFLOXACIN PRESENT IN TASTE MASKED DRUG RESIN COMPLEX
Â Objective: The objective of this study was developed and validated a novel, specific, precise, and simple ultraviolet (UV)-spectrophotometric method for the estimation of norfloxacin present in taste masked drug-resin complex.
Methods: UV-spectrophotometric determination was performed with ELICO SL 1500 UV-visible spectrophotometer using 0.1 N HCl as a medium. The spectrum of the standard solution was run from 200 to 400 nm range for the determination of absorption maximum (Î» max). Î» max of norfloxacin was found at 278 nm. The absorbance of standard solutions of 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 Î¼g/ml of drug solution was measured at an absorption maximum at 278 nm against the blank. Then, a graph was plotted by taking concentration on X-axis and absorbance on Y-axis which gave a straight line. Validation parameters such as linearity and range, selectivity and specificity, limit of detection (LOD) and limit of quantification (LOQ), accuracy, precision, and robustness were evaluated as per the International Conference on Harmonization (ICH) guidelines.
Results: Linearity for the UV-spectrophotometric method was noted over a concentration range of 1â€“5 Î¼g/ml with a correlation coefficient of 0.9995. The LOD and LOQ for norfloxacin were found at 0.39 Î¼g/ml and 1.19 Î¼g/ml, respectively. Accuracy was in between 99.00% and 99.17%. % relative standard deviation for repeatability, intraday precision, and interday precision was found to be 0.600, in between 0.291 and 0.410, and in between 0.682 and 1.439, respectively. The proposed UV spectrophotometric method is found to be robust.
Conclusion: The proposed UV-spectrophotometric method was validated according to the ICH guidelines, and results and statistical parameters demonstrated that the developed method is sensitive, precise, reliable, and simple for the estimation of norfloxacin present in taste masked drug-resin complex.
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