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Comparison of UV spectrophotometry and high performance liquid chromatography methods for the determination of repaglinide in tablets

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Pharmaceutical Methods,2012,3,2,68-72.
Published:December 2012
Type:Original Article

Comparison of UV spectrophotometry and high performance liquid chromatography methods for the determination of repaglinide in tablets

Seema M. Dhole, Pramod B. Khedekar1, Nikhil D. Amnerkar

Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Sharad Pawar College of Pharmacy,

1University Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India

Abstract:

Background: Repaglinide is a miglitinide class of antidiabetic drug used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus. A fast and reliable method for the determination of repaglinide was highly desirable to support formulation screening and quality control. Objective: UV spectrophotometric and reversed-phase high performance liquid chromatography (RP-HPLC) methods were developed for determination of repaglinide in the tablet dosage form. Materials and Methods: The UV spectrum recorded between 200 400 nm using methanol as solvent and the wavelength 241 nm was selected for the determination of repaglinide. RP-HPLC analysis was carried out using Agilent TC-C18 (2) column and mobile phase composed of methanol and water (80:20 v/v, pH adjusted to 3.5 with orthophosphoric acid) at a flow rate of 1.0 ml/min. Parameters such as linearity, precision, accuracy, recovery, specificity and ruggedness are studied as reported in the International Conference on Harmonization (ICH) guidelines. Results: The developed methods illustrated excellent linearity (r2 > 0.999) in the concentration range of 5-30 µg/ml and 5-50 µg/ml for UV spectrophotometric and HPLC methods, respectively. Precision (%R.S.D < 1.50) and mean recoveries were found in the range of 99.63-100.45% for UV spectrophotometric method and 99.71- 100.25% for HPLC method which shows accuracy of the methods. Conclusion: The developed methods were found to be reliable, simple, fast, accurate and successfully used for the quality control of repaglinide as a bulk drug and in pharmaceutical formulations.