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ISRN Spectroscopy
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 572170, 6 pages
Research Article

Development and Validation of RP-HPLC Method for Azilsartan Medoxomil Potassium Quantitation in Human Plasma by Solid Phase Extraction Procedure

Department of Chemistry, Saurashtra University, Rajkot 36005, India

Received 21 June 2013; Accepted 14 August 2013

Academic Editors: I. P. Gerothanassis, B. Liu, and S. Pandey

Copyright © 2013 Paras P. Vekariya and Hitendra S. Joshi. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Simple and rapid reverse phase high-performance liquid chromatography (RP-HPLC) method was developed and validated using solid phase extraction (SPE) technique for the determination of Azilsartan Medoxomil Potassium (AMP) in human plasma; detection was carried out by photo diode array detector. Chromatographic separation of the analyte AMP was achieved within 7.5 min by Waters symmetry C18 (4.6 × 250 mm, 5 µm) column, mobile phase was 25 mM ammonium acetate buffer (pH 5.5): acetonitrile 55 : 45 v/v, flow rate was 1.0 mL/min, and the detection was carried out at 254 nm. Calibration curve was linear (r2 > 0.9985) in the range of 1.0–9.0 µg/mL, limit of detection (LOD) and limit of quantitation (LOQ) were 0.150 µg/mL and 0.400 µg/mL, respectively, and intra- and interday deviations were between 1.53–8.41% and 1.78–4.59%, respectively. The overall mean recovery of AMP was 92.35%. No any endogenous constituents were found to interfere at retention time of the analyte. This new RP-HPLC method was successfully validated and may be applied to conduct bioavailability and bioequivalence studies of AMP.