Levamisole Hydrochloride Tablets
» Levamisole Hydrochloride Tablets contain an amount of Levamisole Hydrochloride equivalent to not less than 90.0 percent and not more than 110.0 percent of the labeled amount of levamisole (C11H12N2S).
Packaging and storage Preserve in well-closed containers.
Labeling Label it to state both the content of the active moiety and the content of the salt used in formulating the article.
USP Reference standards 11
A: The retention time of the major peak for levamisole in the chromatogram of the Assay preparation corresponds to that in the chromatogram of the Standard preparation, as obtained in the Assay.
B: The RF value of the principal spot obtained from Test solution B in the Chromatographic purity test corresponds to that from Standard solution A.
Medium: 0.01 N hydrochloric acid; 900 mL.
Apparatus 2: 50 rpm.
Time: 45 minutes.
Procedure Determine the amount of levamisole (C11H12N2S) dissolved by employing UV absorption at the wavelength of maximum absorbance at about 214 nm on filtered portions of the solution under test, suitably diluted with Dissolution Medium, if necessary, in comparison with a Standard solution having a known concentration of USP Levamisole Hydrochloride RS in the same Medium.
Tolerances Not less than 80% (Q) of the labeled amount of C11H12N2S is dissolved in 45 minutes.
Uniformity of dosage units 905: meet the requirements.
Test solution A Transfer an amount of powdered Tablets, equivalent to 100 mg of levamisole, to a glass test tube. Add 5.0 mL of methanol, shake for 2 minutes, and filter.
Test solution B Dilute 1.0 mL of Test solution A to 10 mL with methanol, and mix.
Standard solution A Prepare a solution of USP Levamisole Hydrochloride RS in methanol having a concentration of 2.4 mg per mL (equivalent to 2.0 mg of levamisole per mL).
Standard solution B Dilute 1.0 mL of Standard solution A to 20 mL with methanol, and mix.
Procedure Apply separate 10-µL portions of Test solutions A and B and Standard solutions A and B to the starting line of a suitable thin-layer chromatographic plate (see Chromatography 621) coated with a 0.25-mm layer of chromatographic silica gel mixture. Allow the spots to dry, and develop the chromatogram in a solvent system consisting of a mixture of toluene, acetone, and ammonium hydroxide (60:40:1) until the solvent front has moved about three-fourths of the length of the plate. Remove the plate from the developing chamber, and dry the plate at 105 for 15 minutes. Locate the spots on the plate by examination under short-wavelength UV light: any spot obtained from Test solution A, other than that of levamisole, does not exceed, in size or intensity, the principal spot obtained from Standard solution B, corresponding to not more than 0.5% of any individual impurity. Expose the plate to iodine vapor in a closed chamber for 15 minutes, and locate the spots on the plate: any spot obtained from Test solution A, other than that of levamisole, does not exceed, in size or intensity, the principal spot obtained from Standard solution B, corresponding to not more than 0.5% of any individual impurity.
Solution A Prepare a 0.75% solution of monobasic ammonium phosphate in water, and adjust with diisopropylamine to a pH of 7.
Solution B Use acetonitrile.
Mobile phase Use variable mixtures of Solution A and Solution B as directed for Chromatographic system. Make adjustments if necessary (see System Suitability under Chromatography 621).
Standard preparation Transfer about 20 mg of USP Levamisole Hydrochloride RS, accurately weighed, to a 100-mL volumetric flask, add 10 mL of water, and swirl to dissolve. Dilute with methanol to volume, and mix to obtain a solution having a known concentration of about 0.2 mg of USP Levamisole Hydrochloride RS per mL.
Resolution solution Dissolve 20 mg of Levamisole Hydrochloride in 5 mL of 0.1 N sodium hydroxide, and heat at 100 in a closed vial for 5 hours. Allow to cool, and dilute 1 mL of the solution to 25 mL with methanol.
Assay preparation Transfer an accurately counted number of Tablets, equivalent to about 150 mg of levamisole (C11H12N2S), to a 100-mL volumetric flask. Add 25 mL of water, and shake by mechanical means for 30 minutes. Dilute with water to volume, and mix. Transfer 10.0 mL of this solution to a second 100-mL volumetric flask, dilute with methanol to volume, and mix.
Chromatographic system (see Chromatography 621)The liquid chromatograph is equipped with a 215-nm detector and a 4.6-mm × 10-cm column that contains 3-µm packing L1. The flow rate is about 2 mL per minute. The chromatograph is programmed as follows.
Procedure Separately inject equal volumes (about 10 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 levamisole (C11H12N2S) in the Tablets taken by the formula:
(204.29 / 240.75)(1000C)(rU / rS)in which 204.29 and 240.75 are the molecular weights of levamisole and levamisole hydrochloride, respectively; C is the concentration, in mg per mL, of USP Levamisole Hydrochloride RS in the Standard preparation; and rU and rS are the levamisole peak responses obtained from the Assay preparation and the Standard preparation, respectively.
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