Mupirocin Nasal Ointment
» Mupirocin Nasal Ointment contains a quantity of Mupirocin Calcium equivalent to not less than 90.0 percent and not more than 105.0 percent of the labeled amount of mupirocin (C26H44O9).
Packaging and storage Preserve in collapsible tubes or in well-closed containers, and store at controlled room temperature.
USP Reference standards 11
USP Mupirocin Lithium RS
A: The retention time of the major peak in the chromatogram of the Assay preparation corresponds to that in the chromatogram of the Standard preparation, as obtained in the Assay.
Microbial enumeration tests 61 and Tests for specified microorganisms 62 The total aerobic microbial count does not exceed 100 cfu per g, and the total combined molds and yeasts count does not exceed 10 cfu per g. It meets the requirements of the tests for absence of Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
Minimum fill 755: meets the requirements.
Uniformity of dosage units 905: meets the requirements.
Ammonium acetate buffer, Mobile phase, Sodium acetate buffer, Diluent A, Diluent B, and Chromatographic system Prepare as directed in the Assay.
Test solution Transfer an accurately weighed portion of Mupirocin Nasal Ointment, equivalent to about 50 mg of mupirocin, to a suitable stoppered conical flask, add 5 mL of Diluent A, and shake vigorously on a mechanical shaker at full speed for 1 hour to disperse the ointment. Add 5 mL of Sodium acetate buffer, and shake vigorously on a mechanical shaker at full speed for 15 minutes. Pass through a filter having a porosity of 0.45 µm.
Diluted test solution Dilute a portion of the Test solution quantitatively, and stepwise if necessary, with Diluent B to obtain a solution having a nominal concentration of about 0.1 mg of mupirocin per mL, based on the label claim.
Procedure Separately inject equal volumes (about 20 µL) of the Test solution and the Diluted test solution into the chromatograph, and measure the peak area responses for all the peaks. Identify the peaks by the relative retention times shown in Table 1.
(100 × ri) / (D×rS)in which ri is the peak response of any impurity in the Test solution; D is the dilution factor used to convert the Test solution to the Diluted test solution; and rS is the peak response for the mupirocin peak in the Diluted test solution. The specified and unspecified impurities meet the limits listed in Table 1.
Ammonium acetate buffer Dissolve about 7.7 g of ammonium acetate in water, and dilute with water to 1000 mL. Mix, and adjust with acetic acid to a pH of 5.7. Filter this solution prior to preparation of the Mobile phase.
Mobile phase Prepare a mixture of Ammonium acetate buffer and tetrahydrofuran (75 : 25). Make adjustments if necessary (see System suitability under Chromatography 621). The Mobile phase is extremely sensitive to changes in tetrahydrofuran concentration. Degas the Mobile phase by helium sparging or ultrasonication before use.
Sodium acetate buffer Dissolve about 13.6 g of sodium acetate in water, and dilute with water to 1000 mL. Mix, and adjust with acetic acid to a pH of 4.0.
Diluent A: a mixture of tetrahydrofuran and water (75:25).
Diluent B: a mixture of Diluent A and Sodium acetate buffer (1:1).
Standard preparation Prepare a solution of USP Mupirocin Lithium RS in Diluent B, containing about 0.1 mg per mL of mupirocin.
Assay preparation Transfer an accurately weighed portion of Mupirocin Nasal Ointment, equivalent to about 10 mg of mupirocin, to a 100-mL volumetric flask, add 50.0 mL of Diluent A, and shake vigorously on a mechanical shaker at full speed for 1 hour to disperse the ointment. Dilute with Sodium acetate buffer to volume, and shake vigorously on a mechanical shaker at full speed for 15 minutes. Prior to use, pass through a filter having a porosity of 0.45 µm.
Chromatographic system (see Chromatography 621)The liquid chromatograph is equipped with a 240-nm detector and a 4.6-mm×25-cm column that contains 7-µm packing L7. The flow rate is about 1.5 mL per minute. [noteThe flow rate may be adjusted if needed to obtain a retention time of about 13 minutes for the mupirocin peak. ] Chromatograph the Standard preparation, and record the peak responses as directed for Procedure: the resolution, R, between the peaks for pseudomonic acid D and mupirocin is not less than 3.5; the column efficiency for the mupirocin peak is not less than 3000 theoretical plates; the tailing factor for the mupirocin peak is not more than 2.0; and the relative standard deviation of the mupirocin peak for five replicate injections is not more than 2.0%.
Procedure Separately inject equal volumes (20 µL) of the Standard preparation and the Assay preparation into the chromatograph, and measure the responses for the major peaks. Calculate the percentage of the label claim of mupirocin in the portion of Mupirocin Nasal Ointment taken by the formula:
(P / 1000)(CS / CU)(rU / rS)(100)in which (P / 1000) is the potency, converted from µg per mg to mg per mg, of mupirocin in USP Mupirocin Lithium RS; CS is the concentration, in mg per mL, of mupirocin in the Standard preparation; CU is the nominal concentration, in mg per mL, of mupirocin in the Assay preparation; and rU and rS are the peak responses for the mupirocin peak in the Assay preparation and the Standard preparation, respectively.
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