Neomycin and Polymyxin B Sulfates, Bacitracin Zinc, and Hydrocortisone Acetate Ophthalmic Ointment
» Neomycin and Polymyxin B Sulfates, Bacitracin Zinc, and Hydrocortisone Acetate Ophthalmic Ointment is a sterile ointment containing Neomycin Sulfate, Polymyxin B Sulfate, Bacitracin Zinc, and Hydrocortisone Acetate. It contains the equivalent of not less than 90.0 percent and not more than 140.0 percent of the labeled amounts of neomycin, polymyxin B, and bacitracin, and not less than 90.0 percent and not more than 110.0 percent of the labeled amount of hydrocortisone acetate.
Packaging and storage— Preserve in collapsible ophthalmic ointment tubes.
Identification—
A: It meets the requirements under Thin-Layer Chromatographic Identification Test 201BNP.
B: The retention time of the major peak for hydrocortisone acetate in the chromatogram of the Assay preparation corresponds to that in the chromatogram of the Standard preparation, as obtained in the Assay for hydrocortisone acetate.
Sterility 71 It meets the requirements when tested as directed for Membrane Filtration under Test for Sterility of the Product to be Examined.
Minimum fill 755: meets the requirements.
Water, Method I 921: not more than 0.5%, 20 mL of a mixture of toluene and methanol (7:3) being used in place of methanol in the titration vessel.
Metal particles— It meets the requirements of the test for Metal Particles in Ophthalmic Ointments 751.
Assay for neomycin, Assay for polymyxin B, and Assay for bacitracin— Proceed with Ophthalmic Ointment as directed in the Assay for neomycin, in the Assay for polymyxin B, and in the Assay for bacitracin under Neomycin and Polymyxin B Sulfates and Bacitracin Zinc Ophthalmic Ointment.
Assay for hydrocortisone acetate— Proceed with Ophthalmic Ointment as directed in the Assay under Hydrocortisone Acetate Lotion.
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Topic/Question Contact Expert Committee
Monograph Ahalya Wise, M.S.
Scientist
1-301-816-8161
(MDANT05) Monograph Development-Antibiotics
Reference Standards Lili Wang, Technical Services Scientist
1-301-816-8129
RSTech@usp.org
71 Radhakrishna S Tirumalai, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist
1-301-816-8339
(MSA05) Microbiology and Sterility Assurance
USP32–NF27 Page 3060
Pharmacopeial Forum: Volume No. 30(2) Page 519
Chromatographic Column—
Chromatographic columns text is not derived from, and not part of, USP 32 or NF 27.