First-derivative synchronous spectrofluorimetric method for estimation of losartan potassium and atorvastatin in their pure forms and in tablets.

Author(s) Bakr, N.Attaa; Saad, S.; Elshabrawy, Y.; Eid, M.
Journal Luminescence
Date Published 2020 Jun

Losartan potassium (LOS) and atorvastatin (ATR) are used in combination for long-term treatment of stroke and for treatment of hypertension with high-level cholesterol. Both drugs were simultaneously determined and validated using a novel, easy, fast, and economical first-derivative synchronous fluorescence spectroscopic method. Methanol was used as the solvent for both drugs at a Δλ 80 nm and with a scanning rate of 600 nm/min. Peaks were determined as at 288.1 nm and 263.6 nm for LOS and ATR, respectively. The proposed method was validated according to International Conference on Harmonization guidelines and, subsequently, the developed method was applicable to the analysis of the two compounds in their different formulations without interference from each other. Amplitude-concentration plots were rectilinear over the concentration ranges 1.0-10.0 μg/ml and 0.5-5.0 μg/ml for LOS and ATR, respectively. Detection limits were found to be 0.096 μg/ml and 0.030 μg/ml and quantitation limits were 0.291 μg/ml and 0.093 μg/ml for LOS and ATR, respectively. The proposed method was successfully applied to the analysis of both compounds in synthetic mixtures and in laboratory-prepared tablets. These results were in accordance with the results acquired using the comparison method, high-performance liquid chromatography.

DOI 10.1002/bio.3755
ISSN 1522-7243
Citation Luminescence. 2020;35(4):561571.