New Spectrophotometric Method for Simultaneous determination of Metoprolol Tartarate and Hydrochlorthiazide in Tablets
2Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur-33, India 2S. K. B. College of Pharmacy, New Kamptee-441 002, India
K R Gupta Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur-33 India E-mail: [email protected]
The present work describes a two-wavelength method for simultaneous determination of metoprolol and hydrochlorthiazide in fixed dose combination tablet. The wavelengths selected for method were 257.8 nm, 282.9 nm and 315.0 nm. The absorbance difference at first two wavelengths was used for determination of metoprolol and the latter was used for determination of hydrochlorthiazide. The recovery value for the drugs from the tablet matrix was found to be 100.55% (metoprolol) and 99.97% (comparison with standard) and 98.09% (E1%, 1cm) for hydrochlorthiazide. The method has an advantage that hydrochlorthiazide can be estimated in combination, as there is no interference of metoprolol at 315.0 nm. The method was evaluated statistically for its accuracy and precision.