Indexed on: 15 Sep '17Published on: 15 Sep '17Published in: Journal of AOAC International
Two specific, sensitive, and precise stability-indicating chromatographic methods have been developed for thedetermination of triamcinolone acetonide (TMC) and its coformulated drug, econazole nitrate (ECZ), in the presence of TMC impurities and degradation products. The first method was based on HPTLC-spectrodensitometry in which resolution and quantitation was achieved by using silica gel 60 F254 HPTLC plates and an ethyl acetate–tetrahydrofuran–ammonia mobile phase (10.0 + 7.0 + 0.1, v/v/v). The second method was a reversed-phase HPLC method in which separation was achieved using an acetonitrile–methanol–0.05 M potassium dihydrogen phosphate mobile phase, pH 3.0 (25.0 + 15.0 + 60.0, v/v/v). In both methods, the separated components were detected at 225 nm. Validation of both methods was conducted in compliance with International Conference on Harmonization (ICH) guidelines, and system suitability was confirmed. The linearity ranges were 0.20–28.00 and 0.50–55.00 µg/band for TMC and ECZ by HPTLC, whereas for HPLC, the range was 0.05–30.00 and 1.00–40.00 µg/mL for both drugs, respectively. The methods were successfully applied for the analysis of a pharmaceutical formulation and were compared with the reported method with no significant difference.