Sensitive Spectrofluorimetric Methods for Determination of Sitagliptin Phosphate, Dipeptidyl Peptidase-4 Inhibitor, in Pharmaceutical Tablets and Spiked Human Urine

Author(s): Marwa F. Bakr Ali, Noha N. Atia*

Journal Name: Current Pharmaceutical Analysis

Volume 14 , Issue 5 , 2018

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Background: Sitagliptin (SITA), is an oral anti-diabetic drug of dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitor class used as a monotherapy or in association with metformin to treat type II Diabetes Mellitus.

Methods: Two new, sensitive and precise spectrofluorimetric methods have been developed for the determination of SITA in tablets and spiked human urine samples. SITA has a native fluorescence that was enhanced by 2 folds after addition of β-cyclodextrin (method A). The fluoregenic product was measured at 296 nm after excitation at 267 nm. In addition, SITA was derivatized by 7-chloro-4- nitrobenzofurazon (NBD-Cl) to a highly sensitive fluoregenic product was measured at 532 nm after excitation at 466 nm (method B).

Results: The fluorescence intensities were directly proportional to the concentration over the range 0.35-10 µg mL-1 and 0.1-3 µg mL-1 for method A and B, respectively. The %RSD for inter-day and intra-day precisions was in a range of 0.16-0.92% and the accuracy results were in the range of 96.3% - 100.0%.

Conclusion: Successful applications of the developed methods, for drug determination in pharmaceutical tablet and spiked human urine samples, were performed with high accuracy and precision.

Keywords: Sitagliptin, spectroflourimetry, β -cyclodextrin, NBD-Cl, pharmaceutical tablet analysis, urine analysis.

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Year: 2018
Published on: 02 July, 2018
Page: [483 - 490]
Pages: 8
DOI: 10.2174/1573412913666170906164249
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