Spectrophotometric and HPLC methods for simultaneous estimation of pseudoephedrine hydrochloride and loratadine from tablets
1 Department of Pharmacy, Mohan Lal Sukhadia University, Udaipur-313 001, India 2 Bharti Vidyapeeth College of Pharmacy, Kolhapur-416 012, India
I Singhvi Department of Pharmacy, Mohan Lal Sukhadia University, Udaipur-313 001 India E-mail: [email protected]
Two simple, accurate, economical and reproducible UV spectrophotometric and one HPLC method for simultaneous estimation of two-component drug mixture of pseudoephedrine hydrochloride and loratadine in combined tablet dosage form have been developed. The first developed method employs multiwavelength spectroscopy using seven mixed standards and 257.0 nm and 283.0 nm as two wavelengths for estimation. The second method involves first derivative spectroscopy using 308.6 nm and 263.0 nm as zero crossing points for pseudoephedrine hydrochloride and loratadine respectively. For both spectrophotometric methods, 0.2 M hydrochloric acid was used as solvent. Linearity was observed in concentration range of 0-40 mg/ml of loratadine and 0-800 mg/ml of pseudoephedrine hydrochloride. Developed HPLC method is reverse-phase chromatographic method using Inertsil C 18 column and methanol:ammonium acetate buffer in ratio of 80:20 pH 7.5 as mobile phase. Nimesulide was used as internal standard for HPLC method. For HPLC method, linearity was observed in concentration range of 0-200 mg/ml of loratadine and 100-2000 mg/ml of pseudoephedrine hydrochloride. Results of analysis were validated statistically and by recovery studies.