Mesalamine Extended-Release Capsules
» Mesalamine Extended-Release Capsules contain not less than 90.0 percent and not more than 110.0 percent of the labeled amount of mesalamine (C7H7NO3).
Packaging and storage Preserve in tight, light-resistant containers.
Identification, Infrared Absorption 197K: the powdered, undried Capsule contents being used, and the spectra being recorded in the range between 2000 cm1 and 1240 cm1.
Medium: 0.05 M pH 7.5 phosphate buffer prepared by dissolving 6.8 g of monobasic potassium phosphate and 1 g of sodium hydroxide in water to make 1000 mL of solution, and adjusting with 10 N sodium hydroxide to a pH of 7.50 ± 0.05; 900 mL.
Apparatus 2: 100 rpm.
Times: 1, 2, 4, and 8 hours.
Procedure Determine the amount of C7H7NO3 dissolved from UV absorbances at the wavelength of maximum absorbance at about 330 nm on filtered portions of the solution under test suitably diluted with Medium, if necessary, in comparison with a Standard solution having a known concentration of USP Mesalamine RS in the same Medium.
Tolerances The percentages of the labeled amount of C7H7NO3 dissolved at the times specified conform to Acceptance Table 2.
Uniformity of dosage units 905: meet the requirements.
Buffer Dissolve 6.8 g of monobasic potassium phosphate and 1.65 g of sodium hydroxide in 800 mL of water, adjust with 1 N sodium hydroxide to a pH of 7.5, dilute with water to 1000 mL, and mix.
Mobile phase A Dissolve 3.4 g of tetrabutylammonium hydrogen sulfate and 1.4 g of sodium acetate trihydrate in 1000 mL of water, and adjust with 1 N sodium hydroxide to a pH of 6.6. Add 200 mL of acetonitrile, mix, and pass through a filter having a 0.5-µm or finer porosity. Make any necessary adjustments (see System Suitability under Chromatography 621). [noteIncreasing the proportion of acetonitrile decreases the retention times. Prepare fresh daily.]
Mobile phase B Dissolve 4.6 g of tetrabutylammonium hydrogen sulfate and 1.9 g of sodium acetate trihydrate in 1000 mL of water, and adjust with 1 N sodium hydroxide to a pH of 6.6. Add 650 mL of acetonitrile, mix, and pass through a filter having a 0.5-µm or finer porosity. Make any necessary adjustments (see System Suitability under Chromatography 621). [notePrepare fresh daily.]
Internal standard solution Prepare a solution in Buffer containing about 35 mg of sodium benzoate per mL.
Standard preparation Transfer about 50 mg of USP Mesalamine RS, accurately weighed, to a 100-mL volumetric flask, add 4.0 mL of Internal standard solution, mix, dilute with Buffer to volume, and mix. Transfer 5.0 mL of this solution to a 25-mL volumetric flask, dilute with Buffer to volume, and mix.
Assay preparation Transfer, as completely as possible, the contents of not fewer than 20 Capsules to a suitable tared container, and determine the average weight of the contents of a Capsule. Finely powder the Capsule contents so that the powder thus obtained passes through a No. 40 sieve (see Powder Fineness 811). Transfer an accurately weighed portion of the powder, equivalent to about 250 mg of mesalamine, to a 500-mL volumetric flask, add 20.0 mL of Internal standard solution and about 300 mL of Buffer, and shake by mechanical means for 1 hour. Dilute with Buffer to volume, and mix. Transfer 5.0 mL of this solution to a 25-mL volumetric flask, dilute with Buffer to volume, mix, and pass about 10 mL of this solution through a filter having a 0.5-µm or finer porosity. Use the filtrate as the Assay preparation.
Chromatographic system (see Chromatography 621)The liquid chromatograph is equipped with a 240-nm detector and a 4.6-mm × 25-cm column that contains 5-µm packing L1, and is programmed to provide variable mixtures of Mobile phase A and Mobile phase B. The flow rate is about 1.5 mL per minute. The system is equilibrated with Mobile phase A. Five minutes after the injection of the Standard preparation and the Assay preparation, the proportion of Mobile phase B is increased linearly from 0% to 100% over a period of 2 minutes, and held for 8 minutes. The proportion of Mobile phase A is then increased linearly from 0% to 100% over a period of 2 minutes and held for 3 minutes. Chromatograph the Standard preparation, and record the peak responses as directed for Procedure: the relative retention times are about 0.6 for mesalamine and 1.0 for sodium benzoate, the resolution, R, between mesalamine and sodium benzoate; is not less than 2.5; and the relative standard deviation for replicate injections is not more than 2.0%.
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. Calculate the quantity, in mg, of mesalamine (C7H7NO3) in the portion of Capsule contents taken by the formula:
2500C(RU / RS)in which C is the concentration, in mg per mL, of USP Mesalamine RS in the Standard preparation; and RU and RS are the peak response ratios of the mesalamine peak to the sodium benzoate peak obtained from the Assay preparation and the Standard preparation, respectively.
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