Trisulfapyrimidines Oral Suspension
» Trisulfapyrimidines Oral Suspension contains, in each 100 mL, not less than 3.0 g and not more than 3.7 g of sulfadiazine (C10H10N4O2S), sulfamerazine (C11H12N4O2S), and sulfamethazine (C12H14N4O2S). It may contain either Sodium Citrate or Sodium Lactate, and it may contain a suitable antimicrobial agent.
Packaging and storage Preserve in tight containers, at a temperature above freezing.
Labeling Its label indicates the presence and proportion of any sodium citrate or sodium lactate and any antimicrobial agent.
Identification The retention times of the three individual sulfapyrimidines obtained in the Assay correspond to the retention times of the respective USP Reference Standards.
Uniformity of dosage units 905
for oral suspension packaged in single-unit containers: meets the requirements.
Deliverable volume 698
for oral suspension packaged in multiple-unit containers: meets the requirements.
Mobile phase Prepare a suitable degassed solution of water, acetonitrile, and glacial acetic acid (86:13:1) such that the relative retention times of sulfadiazine, sulfamerazine, and sulfamethazine are approximately 0.6, 0.8, and 1.0, respectively. (If the retention times are excessive, the concentration of acetonitrile may be increased.)
Standard preparation Transfer 33 mg each of USP Sulfadiazine RS, USP Sulfamerazine RS, and USP Sulfamethazine RS, accurately weighed, to a 100-mL volumetric flask, dissolve in 25 mL of 0.1 N sodium hydroxide, dilute with water to volume, and mix. Pipet 3 mL into a 25-mL volumetric flask, dilute with water to volume, and mix to obtain a Standard preparation having a known concentration of about 40 µg of each USP Reference Standard per mL.
Assay preparation Determine the specific gravity of the Oral Suspension, using a tared, 50-mL volumetric flask, by weighing 50 mL of Oral Suspension that previously has been shaken in the original container to ensure homogeneity, allowed to stand long enough for entrapped air to rise, and finally inverted carefully just prior to transfer to the volumetric flask. Transfer an accurately weighed quantity of Oral Suspension, well-shaken and free from entrapped air, equivalent to about 100 mg of total sulfapyrimidines, to a 100-mL volumetric flask, add 25 mL of 0.1 N sodium hydroxide, and swirl for several minutes to dissolve the sulfapyrimidines. Dilute with water to volume, and mix. Filter the mixture, discarding the first several mL of the filtrate. Pipet 3 mL of the clear filtrate into a 25-mL volumetric flask, dilute with water to volume, and mix.
Chromatographic system (see Chromatography 621) The liquid chromatograph is equipped with a 254-nm detector and a 3.9-mm × 30-cm column that contains packing L1. The flow rate is about 2 mL per minute. Chromatograph five replicate injections of the Standard preparation, and record the peak responses as directed for Procedure: the relative standard deviation is not more than 2.0%, and the resolution factors between sulfadiazine and sulfamerazine and between sulfamerazine and sulfamethazine are each not less than 3.0.
Procedure Separately inject equal volumes (about 20 µL) of the Standard preparation and the Assay preparation into the chromatograph, record the chromatograms, and measure the responses for the major peaks. The relative retention times for sulfadiazine, sulfamerazine, and sulfamethazine are approximately 0.6, 0.8, and 1.0, respectively. Calculate the quantity, in mg, of sulfadiazine in the portion of Oral Suspension taken by the formula:
0.833C(RU / RS)in which C is the concentration, in µg per mL, of USP Sulfadiazine RS in the Standard preparation; and RU and RS are the peak responses obtained from the Assay preparation and the Standard preparation, respectively. Similarly measure the responses of the sulfamerazine and sulfamethazine peaks, and calculate the quantity, in mg, of each in the portion of Oral Suspension taken.
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USP32NF27 Page 3819Pharmacopeial Forum: Volume No. 29(6) Page 1996
Chromatographic columns text is not derived from, and not part of, USP 32 or NF 27.