Spectrophotometric estimation of Lomefloxacin hydrochloride in pharmaceutical dosage form
Department of Quality Assurance, L. M. College of Pharmacy, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad-380 009, India
B N Suhagia Department of Quality Assurance, L. M. College of Pharmacy, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad-380 009 India E-mail: [email protected]
A simple and sensitive spectrophotometric method has been developed for the estimation of lomefloxacin hydrochloride in its marketed formulations. The method is based on the reaction between the drug and the dichlone, in the presence of crotonaldehyde in dimethylsulfoxide, which produces a blue chromogen with absorption maximum at 645 nm. The good agreement with Beer's law was found in the concentration range of 5-100 µg/ml. The optimum reaction conditions and other analytical parameters are evaluated. Statistical comparison of the results with those of reported method shows good agreement, and indicated no significant difference in precision. The proposed method was found to be simple, accurate, and reproducible for the routine analysis of the drug in pharmaceutical dosage forms.