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Simultaneous determination of atorvastatin calcium and ezetimibe in pharmaceutical formulations by liquid chromatography

Abstract

A simple, precise and sensitive reverse-phase high performance liquid chromatographic (RP-HPLC) method has been developed for the quantitation of atorvastatin calcium simultaneously with ezetimibe in pharmaceutical formulations. Chromatographic separation was achieved on a 250 × 4.6 mm, 5μ Hypersil® phenyl-2 column. Eluent was monitored by absorbance at 242 nm using a mixture of 0.1 M ammonium acetate (pH 6.5) and acetonitrile in the ratio of 28:72 (v/v). Calibration plots were linear in the concentration range of 12-52 μg mL-1 for both atorvastatin calcium and ezetimibe with correlation coefficient (R2) between 0.9966 and 0.9993. The total run time is less than 5 min. The proposed method was validated by testing its linearity, recovery, selectivity, repeatability and LOD/LOQ values and it was successfully employed for the determination of atorvastatin calcium and ezetimibe in pharmaceutical tablet formulations.

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