Eranki, R. J. V., Inti, G., Jayaraman, V., Vidiyala, S. R., SreeRamulu, J.
A stability indicating LC method was developed for the simultaneous determination of Candesartan Cilexetil and Hydrochlorothiazide in pharmaceutical dosage form. Efficient chromatographic separation was achieved on Zorbax SB Phenyl (4.6 X 250 mm), 3.5 micron or equivalent stationary phase with simple combination of a mobile phase-A containing Buffer: 1000 mL of deionised water mixed with 1.0 mL of Methane sulfonic acid and mobile Phase-B as Acetonitrile delivered in an Gradient mode and quantification was carried out using UV detection at 210 nm at a flow rate of 1.0 mL min-1 with injection volume of 10 μl and column temperature as 40ºc. This method is capable to detect both the drug components of candesartan Cilexetil and Hydrochlorothiazide in presence of their degradation products (Candesartan Impurity-1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 and Hydrochlorothiazide Impurity-A) with detection level of 0.05 %. Candesartan Cilexetil and Hydrochlorothiazide in their combination drug product were exposed to thermal, photolytic, hydrolytic and oxidative stress conditions, and the samples were analysed. Peak homogeneity data of Candesartan Cilexetil and Hydrochlorothiazide is obtained using PDA detector, in the stressed sample chromatograms, demonstrating the specificity. The method shows excellent linearity over a range of 0.05-2.0% and 0.05-1.5 % for Candesartan Cilexetil and Hydrochlorothiazide impurities: Candesartan Impurity-1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 and Hydrochlorothiazide Impurity-1. The correlation coefficient for Candesartan Cilexetil and Hydrochlorothiazide is 0.9999. The relative standard deviation was always less than 2%. The proposed method was found to be suitable and accurate for quantitative determination and the stability study of Candesartan Cilexetil and Hydrochlorothiazide in pharmaceutical preparations. The developed HPLC method was validated with respect to linearity, range, accuracy, precision and robustness.
Column Liquid Chromatography, Method validation, Stability Indicating Study, Candesartan Cilexetil, Hydrochlorothiazide
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Eranki, R. J. V., Inti, G., Jayaraman, V., Vidiyala, S. R., & SreeRamulu, J. (2014). New Stability Indicating Method for Quantification of Impurities in Candesartan Cilexetil and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets by Validated HPLC. International Journal for Pharmaceutical Research Scholars (IJPRS), 3(2), 100-112.