Author(s): Patel HU, Suhagia BN, Patel CN
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Abstract A simple, precise, and accurate isocratic RP-HPLC method was developed and validated for determination of eprosartan in bulk drug and tablets. Isocratic RP-HPLC separation was achieved on a Phenomenex C18 column (250 x 4.6 mm id, 5 microm particle size) using the mobile phase 0.5\% formic acid-methanol-acetonitrile (80 + 25 + 20, v/v/v, pH 2.80) at a flow rate of 1.0 mL/min. The retention time of eprosartan was 7.64 +/- 0.05 min. The detection was performed at 232 nm. The method was validated for linearity, precision, accuracy, robustness, solution stability, and specificity. The method was linear in the concentration range of 10-400 microg/mL with a correlation coefficient of 0.9999. The repeatability for six samples was 0.253\% RSD; the intraday and interday precision were 0.21-0.57 and 0.33-0.71\% RSD, respectively. The accuracy (recovery) was found to be in the range of 99.86-100.92\%. The drug was subjected to the stress conditions hydrolysis, oxidation, photolysis, and heat. Degradation products produced as a result of the stress conditions did not interfere with detection of eprosartan; therefore, the proposed method can be considered stability-indicating.
This article was published in J AOAC Int
and referenced in Pharmaceutica Analytica Acta