RP-HPLC and spectrophotometric estimation of ambroxol hydrochloride and cetirizine hydrochloride in combined dosage form
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Bharati Vidyapeeth College of Pharmacy, India
Neela M Bhatia Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Bharati Vidyapeeth College of Pharmacy, India E-mail: [email protected]
Rapid, precise, accurate, specific and sensitive reverse phase liquid chromatographic and absorbance ratio spectrophotometric methods have been developed for the simultaneous analysis of ambroxol hydrochloride and cetirizine hydrochloride in their tablet formulation. The chromatographic methods were standardized using a HIQ SIL-C 18 column (250×4.6 mm i.d., 10 µm particle size) with UV detection at 229 nm and mobile phase consisting of methanol-acetonitrile-water (40:40:20, v/v/v). Ambroxol hydrochloride and cetirizine hydrochloride have absorbance maxima at 243 nm and 229 nm, respectively. The isoabsorptive wavelength for both the drugs was 236 nm. For absorbance ratio method developed, wavelengths selected were 243 nm and 236 nm. The proposed methods were successfully applied to the determination of ambroxol hydrochloride and cetirizine hydrochloride in tablets, with high percentage of recovery, good accuracy and acceptable precision. Different analytical performance parameters such as linearity, precision, accuracy, limit of detection, limit of quantitation and robustness were determined according to International Conference on Harmonization ICH Q2B guidelines. Results of analysis of the developed method were compared by performing ANOVA.