Simultaneous HPLC determination of butenafine hydrochloride and betamethasone in a cream formulation.
ABSTRACT A fast, specific, accurate and precise reverse phase high performance liquid chromatographic method was developed for the simultaneous determination of butenafine hydrochloride and betamethasone in cream formulation. The determination was carried out on licrocart licrosphere RP-select B (250x4.6 mm, 5 mu) column in isocratic mode, the mobile phase consisting of 50 mM ammonium acetate buffer and acetonitrile in the ratio of 60:40, adjusted to pH 4.5 +/- 0.1 with glacial acetic acid. The flow rate was 2.0 ml/min and eluent was monitored at 254 nm. The retention times of butenafine hydrochloride and betamethasone were 4.70 min and 7.76 min, respectively, and the resolution factor was greater than 4.0. Linearity of butenafine hydrochloride and betamethasone were in the range of 100-300 mug/ml and 5-15 mug/ml, respectively. The proposed method is also found to be precise and robust for the simultaneous determination of butenafine hydrochloride and betamethasone in cream formulation.
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ABSTRACT: The increased use of antibacterial and antifungal agents in recent years has resulted in the development of resistance to these drugs. The significant clinical implication of resistance has led to heightened interest in the study of antimicrobial resistance from different angles. Areas addressed include mechanisms underlying this resistance, improved methods to detect resistance when it occurs, alternate options for the treatment of infections caused by resistant organisms, and strategies to prevent and control the emergence and spread of resistance. In this review, the mode of action of antifungals and their mechanisms of resistance are discussed. Additionally, an attempt is made to discuss the correlation between fungal and bacterial resistance. Antifungals can be grouped into three classes based on their site of action: azoles, which inhibit the synthesis of ergosterol (the main fungal sterol); polyenes, which interact with fungal membrane sterols physicochemically; and 5-fluorocytosine, which inhibits macromolecular synthesis. Many different types of mechanisms contribute to the development of resistance to antifungals. These mechanisms include alteration in drug target, alteration in sterol biosynthesis, reduction in the intercellular concentration of target enzyme, and overexpression of the antifungal drug target. Although the comparison between the mechanisms of resistance to antifungals and antibacterials is necessarily limited by several factors defined in the review, a correlation between the two exists. For example, modification of enzymes which serve as targets for antimicrobial action and the involvement of membrane pumps in the extrusion of drugs are well characterized in both the eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells.Clinical Microbiology Reviews 11/1999; 12(4):501-17. · 17.31 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: The simultaneous determination of betamethasone dipropionate (BD) and salicylic acid (SA) in both ointment and topical solution was developed using high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). The method was standardized using a LiChrospher 100 RP-18 (125 x 4 mm, 5 microns) column, acetonitrile-tetrahydrofuran-acetic acid 1% (25:20:55 v/v), apparent pH 3.3, as mobile phase, and UV detection at 254 nm. The peak area response versus concentration was linear in a concentration range from 5.0 to 50.0 micrograms/ml of BD and from 20.0 to 200.0 micrograms/ml of SA. The correlation coefficients were 0.9997 for BD and 0.9987 for SA, and the relative standard errors of estimates were 1.38% for BD and 3.27% for SA. The coefficient of variation and the recovery average were, respectively, 0.41-1.15% and 100.09% for BD, and 0.57-0.95% and 99.79% for SA.Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy 07/1998; 24(6):553-5. · 1.54 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: Kinetics of drug release from both compared preparations occuring as a cream and ointment, was in vitro studied. A reversed-phase HPLC method was developed for the determination of betamethasone dipropionate in lipophylic bases. Analyses were performed using a PLRP column with a mobile phase of methanol-acetonitrile-water and ultraviolet detection at lambda = 254 nm. The calibration curve was constructed for concentration (.0-50.0 microg/ml. The method is simple, accurate and precise. For the determination of gentamicin sulfate the FPIA method was used.Acta poloniae pharmaceutica 59(2):99-103. · 0.67 Impact Factor