Magnesium Carbonate and Sodium Bicarbonate for Oral Suspension
» Magnesium Carbonate and Sodium Bicarbonate for Oral Suspension contains not less than 90.0 percent and not more than 110.0 percent of the labeled amounts of MgCO3 and NaHCO3. It may contain suitable flavors.
Packaging and storage Preserve in tight containers.
A: Place about 1 g in a flask equipped with a stopper and glass tubing, the tip of which is immersed in calcium hydroxide TS in a test tube. Add 5 mL of 3 N hydrochloric acid to the flask, and immediately insert the stopper: gas evolves in the flask and a precipitate is formed in the test tube.
Minimum fill 755: meets the requirements.
Acid-neutralizing capacity 301 Not less than 5 mEq of acid is consumed by the minimum single dose recommended in the labeling, and not less than the number of mEq calculated by the formula:
0.8(0.024M) + 0.8(0.0119S)in which 0.024 and 0.0119 are the theoretical acid-neutralizing capacities, in mEq, of MgCO3 and NaHCO3, respectively; and M and S are the quantities, in mg, of MgCO3 and NaHCO3 in the specimen tested, based on the labeled quantities.
Assay for magnesium carbonate Transfer an accurately weighed portion of Magnesium Carbonate and Sodium Bicarbonate for Oral Suspension, equivalent to about 4.2 g of MgCO3, to a 500-mL volumetric flask. Add 200 mL of 1 N hydrochloric acid, and mix. When dissolved, dilute with water to volume, and mix. Transfer 10.0 mL of this stock solution to a suitable container, dilute with water to 100 mL, add 10 mL of ammoniaammonium chloride buffer TS, 5 mL of triethanolamine, and 0.3 mL of eriochrome black TS, and titrate with 0.05 M edetate disodium VS to a blue endpoint. Each mL of 0.05 M edetate disodium consumed is equivalent to 4.216 mg of MgCO3.
Assay for sodium bicarbonate
Standard preparations Dissolve a suitable quantity of sodium chloride, previously dried at 125 for 30 minutes and accurately weighed, in water, and dilute quantitatively with water to obtain a solution having a known concentration of about 600 µg per mL. On the day of use, further dilute this solution quantitatively with water to obtain three solutions containing 6.0, 12.0, and 18.0 µg of sodium chloride per mL, respectively.
Assay preparation Transfer an accurately measured volume of the stock solution remaining from the Assay for magnesium carbonate, equivalent to about 180 mg of NaHCO3, to a 100-mL volumetric flask, dilute with water to volume, and mix. Transfer 10.0 mL of the resulting solution to a 1000-mL volumetric flask, dilute with water to volume, and mix.
Procedure Concomitantly determine the absorbances of the Standard preparations and the Assay preparation at the sodium emission line at about 589.0 nm, with a suitable atomic absorption spectrophotometer (see Spectrophotometry and Light-scattering 851) equipped with a sodium hollow-cathode lamp and an airacetylene flame, using water as the blank. Plot the absorbances of the Standard preparations versus concentration, in µg of sodium chloride per mL, and draw the straight line best fitting the three plotted points. From the graph so obtained, determine the concentration, in µg per mL, of sodium chloride equivalent in the Assay preparation. Calculate the quantity, in g, of NaHCO3 in the portion of Magnesium Carbonate and Sodium Bicarbonate for Oral Suspension taken by the formula:
(84.01 / 58.44)(5C / V)in which 84.01 and 58.44 are the molecular weights of sodium bicarbonate and sodium chloride, respectively; C is the concentration, in µg per mL, of sodium chloride equivalent in the Assay preparation; and V is the volume, in mL, of the stock solution remaining from the Assay for magnesium carbonate taken.