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Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research
Pharmacotherapy Group, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria
ISSN: 1596-5996
EISSN: 1596-5996
Vol. 10, No. 4, 2011, pp. 475-481
Bioline Code: pr11058
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, Vol. 10, No. 4, 2011, pp. 475-481

 en Simultaneous Quantification of Paracetamol and Meloxicam in Tablets by High Performance Liquid Chromatography
Induri, Madhusudhanareddy; Mantripragada, Bhagavan R; Yejella, Rajendra P; Kunda, Pavankumar R; Arugula, Meechel & Boddu, Rajkumar

Abstract

Purpose: To develop and validate a simple, rapid and inexpensive RP-HPLC method for the simultaneous estimation of paracetamol and meloxicam in tablets.
Methods: For the analysis of the drugs, chromatographic analysis was performed on XTerra symmetry C18 column (100 × 4.6 mm, 5 μ particle size) with mobile phase consisting of methanol and phosphate buffer (pH 9.2) in the ratio of 50:50 v/v, at a flow rate of 0.8 mL/min and eluents monitored at 244 nm. The method was validated for linearity, accuracy, precision, robustness and application for assay as per International Conference on Harmonization (ICH) guidelines.
Results: The retention times of paracetamol and meloxicam were 2.467 and 4.971 min, respectively. The calibration curves of peak area versus concentration, which was linear from 5 - 60 μg/mL for paracetamol and 1 - 12 μg/mL for meloxicam, had regression coefficient (r2) greater than 0.999. The method had the requisite accuracy, precision, and robustness for simultaneous determination of paracetamol and meloxicam in tablets.
Conclusion: The proposed method is simple, low-cost, accurate, precise and can be successfully employed in routine quality control for the simultaneous analysis of paracetamol and meloxicam in tablets.

Keywords
Paracetamol, Meloxicam, RP-HPLC, Simultaneous analysis, Tablets

 
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