Bacitracins, zinc complex.
Bacitracins zinc complex [1405-89-6].
» Bacitracin Zinc is the zinc complex of bacitracin, which consists of a mixture of antimicrobial polypeptides, the main components being bacitracins A, B1, B2, and B3. It has a potency of not less than 65 Bacitracin Units per mg, calculated on the dried basis. It contains not less than 4.0 percent and not more than 6.0 percent of zinc (Zn), calculated on the dried basis.
Packaging and storage Preserve in tight containers, and store in a cool place.
Labeling Label it to indicate that it is to be used in the manufacture of nonparenteral drugs only. Where it is packaged for prescription compounding, label it to indicate that it is not sterile and that the potency cannot be assured for longer than 60 days after opening, and to state the number of Bacitracin Units per milligram. Where it is intended for use in preparing sterile dosage forms, the label states that it is sterile or must be subjected to further processing during the preparation of sterile dosage forms.
A: Thin-Layer Chromatographic Identification Test 201BNP: meets the requirements.
B: It meets the requirements of the liquid chromatographic procedure in the test for Composition.
Sterility 71 Where the label states that it is sterile, it meets the requirements when tested as directed for Membrane Filtration under Test for Sterility of the Product to be Examined, except to use Fluid A to each L of which has been added 20 g of edetate disodium.
pH 791: between 6.0 and 7.5, in a (saturated) solution containing approximately 100 mg per mL.
Loss on drying 731 Dry about 100 mg in a capillary-stoppered bottle in vacuum at 60 for 3 hours: it loses not more than 5.0% of its weight.
Zinc content [noteThe Standard preparations and the Test preparation may be quantitatively diluted with 0.001 N hydrochloric acid, if necessary, to obtain solutions of suitable concentrations, adaptable to the linear or working range of the instrument.]
Standard preparations Transfer 3.11 g of zinc oxide, accurately weighed, to a 250-mL volumetric flask, add 80 mL of 1 N hydrochloric acid, warm to dissolve, cool, dilute with water to volume, and mix. This solution contains 10 mg of zinc per mL. Further dilute this solution with 0.001 N hydrochloric acid to obtain Standard preparations containing 0.5, 1.5, and 2.5 µg of zinc per mL, respectively.
Test preparation Transfer about 200 mg of Bacitracin Zinc, accurately weighed, to a 100-mL volumetric flask. Dissolve in 0.01 N hydrochloric acid, dilute with the same solvent to volume, and mix. Pipet 2 mL of this solution into a 200-mL volumetric flask, dilute with 0.001 N hydrochloric acid to volume, and mix.
Procedure Concomitantly determine the absorbances of the Standard preparations and the Test preparation at the zinc resonance line of 213.8 nm, with a suitable atomic absorption spectrophotometer (see Spectrophotometry and Light-scattering 851), equipped with a zinc hollow-cathode lamp and an airacetylene flame, using 0.001 N hydrochloric acid as the blank. Plot the absorbances of the Standard preparations versus concentration, in µg per mL, of zinc, and draw the straight line best fitting the three plotted points. From the graph so obtained, determine the concentration, in µg per mL, of zinc in the Test preparation. Calculate the content of zinc, in percent, in the portion of Bacitracin Zinc taken by the formula:
1000C / Win which C is the concentration in µg per mL, of zinc in the Test preparation; and W is the weight, in mg, of the portion of Bacitracin Zinc taken.
Buffer Dissolve 34.8 g of potassium phosphate, dibasic, in 1 L of water. Adjust with 27.2 g of potassium phosphate, monobasic, dissolved in 1 L of water, to a pH of 6.0.
Mobile Phase Prepare a mixture of methanol, water, Buffer, and acetonitrile (26:15:5:2). Mix well, and degas.
Diluent Dissolve 40 g of sodium edetate in 1 L of water. Adjust with dilute sodium hydroxide to a pH of 7.0.
System suitability solution Dissolve an accurately weighed quantity of USP Bacitracin Zinc RS in Diluent to obtain a solution with a nominal concentration of about 2.0 mg per mL.
Reporting threshold solution Dilute quantitatively, with water, a suitable volume of System suitability solution to obtain a solution with a known concentration of 0.01 mg per mL.
Peak identification solution Dissolve a weighed quantity of USP Bacitracin Zinc RS in a suitable volume of Diluent to obtain a solution with a nominal concentration of about 2.0 mg per mL. Heat in boiling water bath for 30 minutes. Cool to room temperature.
Test solution Dissolve an accurately weighed quantity of Bacitracin Zinc in Diluent to obtain a solution with a nominal concentration of about 2.0 mg per mL.
Chromatographic system (see Chromatography 621) The liquid chromatograph is equipped with an absorbance detector and an end-capped 4.6- × 250-mm column that contains 5-µm packing L1. The flow rate is 1.0 mL per minute. Set the wavelength of the detector at 300 nm. Inject about 100 µL of the Peak identification solution, and identify the location of bacitracin F, which is a known impurity, using the relative retention time shown in Table 1.
Hp / HVin which Hp is the height above the baseline of the peak due to bacitracin B1; and HV is the height above the baseline of the lowest point of the curve separating the bacitracin B1 peak from the peak due to bacitracin B2. The peak-to-valley ratio is not less than 1.2.
Procedure Separately inject equal volumes (100 µL) of Diluent, Test solution, and Reporting threshold solution. Record the chromatograms for about three times the retention time of bacitracin A. Identify the peaks using the relative retention times shown in Table 1. Measure the peak areas of all peaks in the Test solution. [noteDisregard any peak in the Test solution having an area less than the area of the bacitracin A peak in the Reporting threshold solution; disregard any peak observed in the Diluent.]
noteTotal area in the following calculations is defined as the area of all peaks except the reporting threshold.
content of bacitracin a Calculate the percentage of bacitracin A using the formula:
(rA / Total area) × 100in which rA is the area response from bacitracin A. Bacitracin A content is not less than 40.0% of the Total area.
content of active bacitracin Calculate the percentage of active bacitracin (bacitracin A, B1, B2, and B3) using the formula:
(rA + rB1 + rB2 + rB3 / Total area)×100in which rA, rB1, rB2, and rB3 are the area responses from bacitracin A, B1, B2, and B3, respectively. The sum of bacitracin A, B1, B2, and B3 is not less than 70.0% of the Total area.
limit of early eluting peptides Calculate the percentage of all peaks eluting before the peak due to bacitracin B1 using the formula:
(rPreB1 / Total area) ×100in which rPreB1 is the sum of the responses of all peaks eluting before the peak for bacitracin B1. The limit of early eluting peptides (those eluting before the peak due to bacitracin B1) is not more than 20.0%.
limit of bacitracin f Calculate the percentage of bacitracin F using the formula:
100×(rF / rA)in which rF is the response of bacitracin F from the Test solution; and rA is the response of bacitracin A from the Test solution. The limit of bacitracin F, a known impurity, is not more than 6.0%.
Assay Proceed with Bacitracin Zinc as directed under AntibioticsMicrobial Assays 81.
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