Clobetasol Propionate Topical Solution
» Clobetasol Propionate Topical Solution contains not less than 90.0 percent and not more than 110.0 percent of the labeled amount of C25H32ClFO5.
Packaging and storage Preserve in tight containers. Store at controlled room temperature. Do not refrigerate.
USP Reference standards 11
USP Clobetasol Propionate RS.
USP Clobetasol Propionate Related Compound A RS.
Identification Transfer a quantity of Topical Solution, equivalent to about 1.5 mg of clobetasol propionate, to a 50-mL separator, add 5 mL of water, and extract with 5 mL of chloroform. Collect the lower layer through a cotton wool plug and evaporate with the aid of a stream of nitrogen to dryness. Dissolve the residue in about 2 mL of chloroform to obtain the test solution. Prepare a Standard solution of USP Clobetasol Propionate RS having the same concentration as the test solution. The test solution so obtained responds to the Thin-Layer Chromatographic Identification Test 201, a mixture of chloroform, acetone, and alcohol (100:10:5) being used as the developing solvent.
Microbial enumeration tests 61 and Tests for specified microorganisms 62 It meets the requirements of the tests for absence of Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Escherichia coli, and Salmonella species, and the total aerobic microbial count does not exceed 100 cfu per g.
Minimum fill 755: meets the requirements.
pH 791: between 4.5 and 6.0.
Assay [noteWhere peak responses are indicated, use peak areas.]
Mobile phase, Internal standard solution, Standard preparation, System suitability solution, and Chromatographic system Proceed as directed in the Assay under Clobetasol Propionate.
Assay preparation Transfer an accurately weighed portion of Topical Solution, equivalent to about 1.0 mg of clobetasol propionate, to a 25-mL volumetric flask. Add 10.0 mL of Internal standard solution, dilute with Mobile phase to volume, and mix.
Procedure Separately inject equal volumes (about 10 µL) of the Standard preparation and the Assay preparation into the chromatograph, record the chromatograms, and measure the responses for the major peaks. The relative retention times are about 1.0 for clobetasol propionate and 1.6 for beclomethasone dipropionate. Calculate the quantity, in mg, of C25H32ClFO5 in the portion of Topical Solution taken by the formula:
25C(RU / RS)in which C is the concentration, in mg per mL, of USP Clobetasol Propionate RS in the Standard preparation; and RU and RS are the ratios of the clobetasol propionate peak to the internal standard peak obtained from the Assay preparation and the Standard preparation, respectively.
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USP32NF27 Page 1978
Chromatographic columns text is not derived from, and not part of, USP 32 or NF 27.