Author(s): Alnajjar AO
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Abstract A rapid, simple, and sensitive capillary electrophoresis (CE) method was developed and validated for the simultaneous determination of amlodipine (AML) and valsartan (VAL) in pharmaceuticals and human plasma using a UV photodiode array detector. Electrophoretic conditions were optimized to improve separation, sensitivity, and rapidity. The optimal conditions were 25 mM phosphate buffer at pH 8.0, injection time 10.0 s, voltage 25 kV, and column temperature 25 degrees C, with detection at 214 nm. The method was found to be linear in the range of 1.0-35 and 1.0-350 mg/L, with weighted regression 0.9999 and 0.9994, for AML and VAL, respectively. Validation of the method showed acceptable intraday and interday accuracy (85.5-95.3\%) and precision (RSD 1.64-4.2\%) in pharmaceutical formulation and human plasma analysis. The sensitivity of the method was enhanced by both optimization of the CE procedure and preconcentration performed by liquid-liquid extraction. The LOD for both AML and VAL was 0.03 mg/L, which allows analysis at the level of the drugs possibly found in human plasma. Therefore, the proposed method is suitable for QC in pharmaceutical laboratories and therapeutic drug monitoring in clinical laboratories.
This article was published in J AOAC Int
and referenced in Journal of Chromatography & Separation Techniques