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E-Journal of Chemistry
Volume 8 (2011), Issue 3, Pages 1424-1429

Development and Validation of a Rapid RP HPLC Method for the Determination of Cinitapride Hydrogen Tartarate in Solid Oral Dosage Forms

Syeda Humaira,1 Akalanka Dey,1 S.Appala Raju,2 and Syed Sanaullah3

1Department of Pharmacy, Annamalai UniversityChidambaram, Tamilnadu, India
2H.K.E’s College of Pharmacy Sedam Road, Gulbarga, Karnataka, India
3Luqman College of Pharmacy, Behind P & T QuartersOld jewargi Road, Gulbarga, India

Received 8 June 2010; Accepted 27 August 2010

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In the present study a simple, sensitive rapid and accurate HPLC method with UV detection for the analysis of cinitapride hydrogen tartarate was developed and validated in solid dosage forms. The method utilized gradient elution technique with C18 column (150×4.6 mm I.D, 5 μm particle size) with mobile phase consisting of 0.1% formic acid in water and acetonitrile The detection wavelength was at 268 nm, with flow rate of 0.5 mL/min and injection volume of 10 μL for separation of cinitapride in bulk drugs and pharmaceutical formulations. The gradient elution was developed for better and optimized results. The developed method was validated for precision which includes system precision and method precision, accuracy and linearity studies in the concentration range of 5-100 μg/mL with correlation coefficient of 0.9987. The accuracy (recovery) was between 97.32 and 100.82%. The proposed method is simple, fast, accurate, precise and reproducible, hence can be applied for routine quality control analysis of cinitapride in pure and pharmaceutical dosage forms.