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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1-4

Spectrophotometric method for simultaneous estimation of atazanavir sulfate and ritonavir in tablet dosage form

Departments of Quality Assurance, Shri Sarvajanik Pharmacy College, Mehsana, Gujarat, India

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Disha A Patel
Department of Quality Assurance, Shri Sarvajanik Pharmacy College, Mehsana, Near Arvind Baugh, Mehsana, Gujarat
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2394-2002.148880

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Background: Ritonavir (RTV) and atazanavir sulfate (ATV) are protease inhibitor and RTV mostly used as a booster for increasing the bioavailability of other protease inhibitors like ATV. Aims: Quality assessment of the new dosage form of RTV and ATV i.e., tablets is very essential and hence this work deals with to develop sensitive, simple and precise method for simultaneous estimation of ATV and RTV in tablet dosage form by absorbance correction method. Materials and Methods: The present work was carried out on Shimadzu Ultraviolate(UV)-1700 double beam spectrophotometer with 1 cm path length supported by S Shimadzu, model-1700(Japan), UV-Probe software, version 2.31 was used for spectral measurements with 10 mm matched quartz cells. Standard ATV and RTV were supplied by Cipla Pharmaceutical Ltd. Methanol was purchased from Finar Chemicals Pvt. Ltd. Results and Conclusion: The λmax or the absorption maxima for ATV and RTV were found to be 279 and 240 nm, respectively in methanol as solvent. The drugs follow Beer-Lambert's law in the concentration range 30-90 and 10-30 μg/mL for ATV and RTV, respectively. The percentage recovery was found to be 100-100.33% and 100-101.5% for ATV and RTV, respectively. The method was validated for different parameters as per the International Conference for Harmonization Guidelines.

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