Pancrelipase Delayed-Release Capsules
» Pancrelipase Delayed-Release Capsules contain an amount of Pancrelipase equivalent to not less than 90.0 percent and not more than 165.0 percent of the labeled lipase. It contains not less than 90.0 percent of the labeled activities of amylase and protease expressed in the respective USP Units.
Packaging and storage Preserve in tight containers at controlled room temperature.
Labeling Label the Capsules to indicate lipase, amylase, and protease activities in USP Units. The label also indicates that the Capsule contents are enteric-coated.
USP Reference standards 11
USP Bile Salts RS.
USP Pancreatin Amylase and Protease RS.
USP Pancreatin Lipase RS.
Microbial enumeration tests 61 and Tests for specified microorganisms 62 Capsules meet the requirements of the tests for absence of Salmonella species and Escherichia coli.
Medium: simulated gastric fluid TS, without enzyme; 800 mL.
Apparatus 1: 100 rpm.
Time: 60 minutes.
pH 6.0 phosphate buffer Dissolve 8 g of sodium chloride and 36.8 g of monobasic potassium phosphate in 4000 mL of water. Adjust with 2 N sodium hydroxide to a pH of 6.0 ± 0.1.
Medium: pH 6.0 phosphate buffer; 800 mL.
Apparatus 2: 100 rpm.
Time: 30 minutes.
Standard solution Proceed as directed under Standard test dilution in the Assay for lipase activity under Pancrelipase, except to use the Dissolution Medium in place of cold water.
Test solution Empty the contents of 10 Capsules, and transfer an accurately weighed portion of the contents, equivalent to the concentration of USP Units of lipase activity per mL in the Standard solution (between 8 and 16 Units per mL), to Apparatus 1.
Procedure Proceed according to the conditions for Part 1. After 1 hour, remove the baskets, and allow the excess Dissolution Medium to drain. Transfer the contents of each basket to the dissolution vessels in Part 2 with the aid of a few mL of Dissolution Medium. Proceed according to the conditions for Part 2. After 30 minutes, remove a 10-mL portion of the solution under test, transfer to a test tube, and cool to 4. Proceed as directed in the Assay for lipase activity under Pancrelipase.
Tolerances Not less than 75% (Q) of the labeled USP Units of lipase activity per Capsule is dissolved.
Loss on drying 731 Dry the contents of 10 Capsules in vacuum at 60 for 4 hours: the test specimen loses not more than 5.0% of its weight.
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