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Macedonian Veterinary Review

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Preliminary Investigation of the Possibility for Implementation of Modified Pharmacopoeial HPLC Methods For Quality Control Of Metronidazole And Ciprofloxacin In Medicinal Products Used In Veterinary Medicine

Marjan Piponski
  • Corresponding author
  • Pharmaceutical Company Replek Farm Ltd., Quality Control Department st. Kozle 188, 1000 Skopje
  • Replek Farm Ltd., Quality Control Department st. Kozle 188, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
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/ Tanja Bakovska
  • Pharmaceutical Company Replek Farm Ltd., Quality Control Department st. Kozle 188, 1000 Skopje
/ Marina Naumoska
  • Pharmaceutical Company Replek Farm Ltd., Quality Control Department st. Kozle 188, 1000 Skopje
/ Tatjana Rusevska
  • Pharmaceutical Company Replek Farm Ltd., Quality Control Department st. Kozle 188, 1000 Skopje
/ Gordana Trendovska Serafimovska
  • Pharmaceutical Company Replek Farm Ltd., Quality Control Department st. Kozle 188, 1000 Skopje
/ Hristina Andonoska
  • Pharmaceutical Company Replek Farm Ltd., Quality Control Department st. Kozle 188, 1000 Skopje
Published Online: 2015-11-18 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.14432/j.macvetrev.2014.11.029

Abstract

Quality control of veterinary medicine products containing two different frequently used antibiotics metronidazole and ciprofloxacin hydrochloride, was considered and performed, using modified pharmacopoeial HPLC methods. Three different HPLC systems were used: Varian ProStar, Perkin Elmer Series and UPLC Shimadzu Prominence XR. The chromatographic columns used were LiChropher RP Select B 75 mm × 4 mm with 5 μm particles and Discovery C18 100 mm × 4,6 mm with 5 μm particles. Chromatographic methods used for both analytes were compendial, with minor modifications made for experimental purposes. Minor modifications of the pharmacopoeia prescribed chromatographic conditions, in both cases, led to better chromatographic parameters, good resolution and shorter analysis times. Optimized methods can be used for: determination of metronidazole in gel formulation, for its simultaneous quantification with preservatives present in the formulation and even for identification and quantification of its specified impurity, 2-methyl-5-nitroimidazole; determination of ciprofloxacin hydrochloride in film coated tablets and eye drops and identification and quantification of its specified impurities. These slightly modified and optimized pharmacopoeial methods for quality control of metronidazole and ciprofloxacin dosage forms used in veterinary medicine can be successfully applied in laboratories for quality control of veterinary medicines.

Keywords: metronidazole; ciprofloxacin hydrochloride; veterinary medicines; pharmacopoeia; quality control

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About the article

Received: 2014-06-03

Revised: 2014-09-25

Accepted: 2014-11-10

Published Online: 2015-11-18

Published in Print: 2015-03-01


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