Clindamycin Phosphate Topical Solution
» Clindamycin Phosphate Topical Solution contains the equivalent of not less than 90.0 percent and not more than 110.0 percent of the labeled amount of clindamycin (C18H33ClN2O5S).
Packaging and storage— Preserve in tight containers.
Identification— The retention time of the major peak in the chromatogram of the Assay preparation corresponds to that in the chromatogram of the Standard preparation, as obtained in the Assay.
pH 791: between 4.0 and 7.0.
Mobile phase— Dissolve 10.54 g of monobasic potassium phosphate in 775 mL of water, and adjust with phosphoric acid to a pH of 2.5. Add 225 mL of acetonitrile, mix, and filter. Make adjustments if necessary (see System Suitability under Chromatography 621). [note—Ensure that the concentration of acetonitrile in the Mobile phase is not less than 22% and not more than 25%, in order to retain the correct elution order.]
Resolution solution— Prepare a solution of 4¢-hydroxyacetophenone in acetonitrile containing about 4 mg per mL. Dilute a volume of this solution with Mobile phase to obtain a solution having a concentration of about 0.04 mg per mL. Mix 1 volume of this solution with 3 volumes of Standard preparation.
Standard preparation— Quantitatively dissolve an accurately weighed quantity of USP Clindamycin Phosphate RS in Mobile phase to obtain a solution having a known concentration of about 0.24 mg per mL.
Assay preparation— Transfer an accurately measured volume of Topical Solution, equivalent to about 20 mg of clindamycin, to a 100-mL volumetric flask, dilute with Mobile phase to volume, and mix.
Chromatographic system (see Chromatography 621) The liquid chromatograph is equipped with a 210-nm detector and a 4.6-mm × 25-cm column that contains packing L7. The flow rate is about 1 mL per minute. Chromatograph the Resolution solution, and record the peak responses as directed for Procedure: the relative retention times are about 1.0 for clindamycin phosphate and 1.2 for 4¢-hydroxyacetophenone; and the resolution, R, between clindamycin phosphate and 4¢-hydroxyacetophenone is not less than 2.0. Chromatograph the Standard preparation, and record the peak responses as directed for Procedure: the relative standard deviation for replicate injections is not more than 2.5%.
Procedure— Separately inject equal volumes (about 20 µL) of the Standard preparation and the Assay preparation into the chromatograph, record the chromatograms, and measure the responses for the major peaks. Calculate the quantity, in mg, of clindamycin (C18H33ClN2O5S) in each mL of the Topical Solution taken by the formula:
0.1(CP/V)(rU / rS)
in which C is the concentration, in mg per mL, of USP Clindamycin Phosphate RS in the Standard preparation; P is the potency, in µg of C18H33ClN2O5S per mg of USP Clindamycin Phosphate RS; V is the volume, in mL, of Topical Solution taken; and rU and rS are the clindamycin phosphate peak responses obtained from the Assay preparation and the Standard preparation, respectively.
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Monograph Ahalya Wise, M.S.
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USP32–NF27 Page 1971
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Chromatographic Column—
Chromatographic columns text is not derived from, and not part of, USP 32 or NF 27.