Leucovorin Calcium Injection
» Leucovorin Calcium Injection is a sterile solution of Leucovorin Calcium in Water for Injection. It contains not less than 90.0 percent and not more than 120.0 percent of the labeled amount of leucovorin (C20H23N7O7).
Packaging and storage— Preserve in single-dose, light-resistant containers, preferably of Type I glass.
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Identification— Transfer a volume of Injection, equivalent to about 6 mg of leucovorin calcium, to a glass-stoppered, 50-mL centrifuge tube, add about 40 mL of acetone, mix, centrifuge for a few minutes, and decant and discard the liquid phase. Repeat the washing process with an additional 40 mL of acetone. Dry the precipitate so obtained with a stream of dry nitrogen: the residue responds to the Identification test under Leucovorin Calcium.
Bacterial endotoxins 85 It contains not more than 1.95 USP Endotoxin Units per mg of leucovorin calcium.
pH 791: between 6.5 and 8.5.
Other requirements— It meets the requirements under Injections 1.
Assay— [note—Use only freshly deionized water wherever water is specified throughout this procedure. Use low-actinic glassware for solutions containing leucovorin calcium, and otherwise protect the solutions from unnecessary exposure to light. Complete the assay without prolonged interruption. ]
Tetrabutylammonium hydroxide solution , 2 N Monobasic sodium phosphate solution, Mobile phase, Diluting solution, Standard preparation, System suitability preparation, and Chromatographic system—Prepare as directed in the Assay under Leucovorin Calcium.
Assay preparation— Transfer an accurately measured volume of Injection, equivalent to about 9 mg of leucovorin, to a 50-mL volumetric flask, dilute with Diluting solution to volume, and mix. Pipet 25 mL of this solution into a 60-mL separator, add 25 mL of methylene chloride, shake the mixture, allow the layers to separate, and discard the methylene chloride extract. Repeat the extraction with two more 25-mL portions of methylene chloride, discarding the methylene chloride extracts. Filter the aqueous layer, discarding the first 5 mL of the filtrate, and collect the remaining filtrate in a glass-stoppered conical flask.
Procedure— Proceed as directed for Procedure in the Assay under Leucovorin Calcium. Calculate the quantity, in mg, of leucovorin (C20H23N7O7) in each mL of the Injection taken by the formula:
(473.45 / 511.50)(50C / V)(rU / rS)
in which 473.45 and 511.50 are the molecular weights of leucovorin and anhydrous leucovorin calcium, respectively; C is the concentration, in mg per mL, of anhydrous USP Leucovorin Calcium RS in the Standard preparation; V is the volume, in mL, of Injection taken, and rU and rS are the peak responses obtained from the Assay preparation and the Standard preparation, respectively.
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