Drospirenone is a progestin medication that is used in birth control pills to prevent pregnancy and in menopausal hormone therapy. The Purospher® STAR RP-18e Hibar® HPLC column, 250 x 4.6 mm, 3 µm is used to demonstrate the assay of drospirenone following the USP monograph.1
Standard solution for relative standard deviation and tailing factor test: 0.6 mg/mL drospirenone in diluent
Standard concentrations for linearity, LOD and LOQ tests: 0.3, 0.4, 0.5, 0.6, 0.7, 0.8, 0.9 mg/mL in diluent
The used HPLC conditions are shown in Table 1.
Acceptance Criteria for Standard Solution:
The peak tailing factor is 1.10 (Table 2) and the % RSD of drospirenone is 0.2% (Table 3); both criteria are within the specifications defined in the monograph.
Figure 1.Drospirenone 0.6 mg/mL standard solution.
The Limit of Detection (LOD) for drospirenone is 0.017 mg/mL and the Limit of Quantification (LOQ) is 0.052 mg/mL. The range from 0.3 to 0.9 mg/mL is linear with the R2 as 0.9995 (Table 4).
Figure 2.Linearity curve from 0.3 to 0.9 mg/mL of drospirenone.
The Purospher® STAR RP-18e Hibar® RT column is able to comply with the system suitability criteria indicated in the USP monograph for drospirenone using the described method. This column is therefore suitable for the determination following the USP monograph.
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