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  • Determination of fluocortolone pivalate and fluocortolone hexanoate in suppositories using reverse-phase HPLC.

Determination of fluocortolone pivalate and fluocortolone hexanoate in suppositories using reverse-phase HPLC.

Farmaco (Societa chimica italiana : 1989) (2000-04-27)
O Cudina, J Brboric, Z Vujic, D Radulovic, S Vladimirov
ABSTRACT

Fluocortolone and its esters are synthetic corticosteroids used topically in the treatment of various skin disorders. A method that can be successfully used for the separation and determination of fluocortolone pivalate and fluocortolone hexanoate in suppositories was developed. This method is based on reverse-phase HPLC on Supelcosil LC-18 (25 cm x 4.6 mm, 5 microns), using methanol-acetonitrile-water-glacial acetic acid (17:46:37:0.4 v/v/v/v) as mobile phase at a flow rate of 3.0 ml/min. Detection was carried out using a UV detector at 238 nm. The method developed was validated, and calibration curves were established dependent on peak area. The validated ranges for fluocortolone pivalate and fluocortolone hexanoate are 15-305 micrograms/ml (r = 0.9995) and 15-315 micrograms/ml (r = 0.9996), respectively. The limits of detection and the limits of quantification for both esters were also determined.

MATERIALS
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Supelco
SUPELCOSIL LC-18-S HPLC Column, 5 μm particle size, L × I.D. 15 cm × 4.6 mm
Supelco
SUPELCOSIL LC-18-S HPLC Column, 5 μm particle size, L × I.D. 25 cm × 2.1 mm
Supelco
SUPELCOSIL LC-NH2-NP HPLC Column, 5 μm particle size, L × I.D. 25 cm × 4.6 mm
Supelco
SUPELCOSIL LC-18-S HPLC Column, 5 μm particle size, L × I.D. 25 cm × 4.6 mm
Supelco
SUPELCOSIL LC-NH2-NP Supelguard Cartridge, 5 μm particle size, L × I.D. 2 cm × 4 mm
Supelco
SUPELCOSIL LC-18 Supelguard Cartridge, 5 μm particle size, L × I.D. 2 cm × 4 mm
Supelco
SUPELCOSIL LC-18 Supelguard Cartridge, 5 μm particle size, L × I.D. 2 cm × 4 mm
Supelco
SUPELCOSIL LC-18 Supelguard Cartridge, 5 μm particle size, L × I.D. 2 cm × 3 mm
Supelco
SUPELCOSIL LC-18 Supelguard Cartridge, 5 μm particle size, L × I.D. 2 cm × 2.1 mm