In the present study, two new methods were developed for the quantitative determination of active components of Seretide®, commercially available pharmaceutical preparation in the diskus form. One of these methods was based on derivative spectrophotometry and used a zero-crossing technique. The determinations of fluticasone propionate and salmeterol xinafoate were performed by first order derivatisation at 216.5 nm and second order derivatisation at 250 nm, respectively. The concentration ranges were 5.0-32.5 μg/mL for fluticasone propionate and 2-12 μg/mL for salmeterol xinafoate. The second method developed also included high performance liquid chromatography. In this method, a methanol-water mobile phase mixture (95:5, v/v) and a C18 chromasil column as a stationary phase were used. The wavelength of the diode array UV detector was 260 nm; the flow rate was 1 mL/min. The concentration ranges were 2-16 μg/mL for fluticasone propionate and 1-8 μg/mL for salmeterol xinafoate. The results for both methods from diskus are in the pharmacopea limits. For the statistical determination of these results, these two methods were compared with t-test for the means and with F-test for the standard deviations.
Biography: Dr. Mert Ulgen is a Full Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and he is currently the Vice Director of the Institute of Health Sciences and also of the Vocational School of Health Sciences at Acıbadem University, Istanbul, Turkey. He also maintains directorship of Continuous Education Center at the same University. He received his M.Sc. degre in Pharmaceutical Chemistry in 1987 (Marmara University, Turkey) and Ph.D. degree in Drug Metabolism in 1992 (King’s College London). He has a number of publications on in vitro metabolism of drugs and model compounds. He is currently supervising a M.Sc. program, “Management in Drug Industry” at Acıbadem University (For further details please visit www.acibadem.edu.tr, http://www.acibadem.edu.tr.
Keywords: Fluticasone propionate, salmeterol xinafoate, quantitative determination, derivative spectrophotometry, HPLC.