Carteolol Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Solution
» Carteolol Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Solution is a sterile, aqueous, isotonic solution of Carteolol Hydrochloride. It contains a suitable antimicrobial preservative. It contains not less than 90.0 percent and not more than 110.0 percent of the labeled amount of C16H24N2O3·HCl.
Packaging and storage Preserve in tight containers.
USP Reference standards 11
A: Prepare a test solution by diluting a suitable volume of Ophthalmic Solution with water, if necessary, to obtain a solution containing about 1 mg of carteolol hydrochloride per mL. Separately apply 10 µL of the test solution and 10 µL of a Standard solution of USP Carteolol Hydrochloride RS in water containing about 1 mg per mL to the starting line of a thin-layer chromatographic plate (see Chromatography 621) coated with a 0.25-mm layer of chromatographic silica gel mixture. Allow the spots to dry. Line a chromatographic chamber with filter paper, and saturate the paper with a solvent system consisting of a mixture of chloroform, methanol, and ammonium hydroxide (50:20:1). Place the plate in the chamber, and develop the chromatogram until the solvent front has moved about three-fourths of the length of the plate. Remove the plate from the chamber, and allow to air-dry. Examine the plate under short-wavelength UV light: the RF value of the principal spot in the chromatogram obtained from the test solution corresponds to that in the chromatogram obtained from the Standard solution.
Sterility 71 It meets the requirements when tested as directed for Membrane Filtration under Test for Sterility of the Product to be Examined.
pH 791: between 6.0 and 8.0.
pH 6.0 buffer, Mobile phase, Diluent, Standard preparation, Resolution solution, and Chromatographic system Proceed as directed in the Assay under Carteolol Hydrochloride.
Assay preparation Transfer an accurately measured volume of Ophthalmic Solution, equivalent to about 10 mg of carteolol hydrochloride, to a 100-mL volumetric flask, dilute with Diluent to volume, and mix. Pass a portion of this solution through a filter having a porosity of 0.5 µm or finer, discarding the first 2 mL of the filtrate, and use the filtrate as the Assay preparation.
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 areas for the major peaks. Calculate the quantity, in mg, of C16H24N2O3·HCl in each mL of the Ophthalmic Solution taken by the formula:
100(C / V)(rU / rS)in which C is the concentration, in mg per mL, of USP Carteolol Hydrochloride RS in the Standard preparation; V is the volume, in mL, of Ophthalmic Solution taken; and rU and rS are the carteolol peak responses obtained from the Assay preparation and the Standard preparation, respectively.
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