AJAC  Vol.2 No.4 , August 2011
Stress Degradation Behavior of a Polypill and Development of Stability Indicating UHPLC Method for the Simultaneous Estimation of Aspirin, Atorvastatin, Ramipril and Metoprolol Succinate
Abstract: A novel, sensitive and precise UHPLC method has been developed and validated for the simultaneous determination of the all the active components of a Polypill viz Zycad, i.e., Aspirin (ASP) Atorvastatin (ATV), Ramipril (RMP) and Metoprolol (MTP) in Zycad tablet dosage form in the presence of degradation products. Forced degradation of individual as well as combination of all the drug substances components of Polypill was conducted in accordance with ICH guidelines. Acidic, basic, neutral, and oxidative hydrolysis, thermal stress, and photolytic degradation were used to assess the stability-indicating power of the method. Use of 100 × 2.1 mm, 1.7 µm stationary phases with simple mobile phase combination buffer consisting of 0.1% Perchloric acid (adjusted to pH 2.5) and Acetonitrile, delivered in a gradient mode and quantitation was carried out using ultraviolet detection at 215 nm with a flow rate of 0.6 mL?min–1. The method was optimized using samples generated by forced degradation studies. The method was validated for linearity, accuracy (recovery), precision, Specificity and robustness. The method was linear in the range of 37.5 to 150.0 µg?mL–1 for ASP, 5.0 to 20.0 µg?mL–1 for ATV and 2.5 to 10.0 µg?mL–1 for RMP and 25.0 to 100.0 µg?mL–1 for MTP.
Cite this paper: nullS. Shetty, K. Surendranath, P. Radhakrishnanand, R. Borkar, P. Devrukhakar, J. Jogul and U. Tripathi, "Stress Degradation Behavior of a Polypill and Development of Stability Indicating UHPLC Method for the Simultaneous Estimation of Aspirin, Atorvastatin, Ramipril and Metoprolol Succinate," American Journal of Analytical Chemistry, Vol. 2 No. 4, 2011, pp. 401-410. doi: 10.4236/ajac.2011.24049.

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