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Stability indicating HPTLC determination of meloxicam

Author(s): Desai Namita | Amin Purnima

Journal: Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
ISSN 0250-474X

Volume: 70;
Issue: 5;
Start page: 644;
Date: 2008;
Original page

Keywords: Meloxicam | HPTLC | antiinflammatory | stability indicating

A simple, selective, precise and stability-indicating high-performance thin layer chromatographic method of analysis of meloxicam both as a bulk drug and in formulation has been developed. The mobile phase selected was ethyl acetate:cyclohexane:glacial acetic acid (6.5:3.5:0.02% v/v/v). The calibration curve of the drug was linear in the range of 100-500 ng. The spectrodensitometric analysis was carried out in the absorbance mode at 353 nm. The mean (±RSD) values of slope, correlation coefficient and intercept were 3183.8±0.358, 0.9996±0.0321 and 13012±7.1 respectively. The system precision and the method precision studies were carried out with RSD of 0.83 and 1.89 respectively. The limit of detection and quantitation were 30 ng and 99 ng respectively. The mean percent recovery was found to be 100.3%. The method was used to analyze meloxicam from marketed tablet formulation in the presence of commonly used excipients.
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