Author: Ahmad Khan, Jallat Khan, Muhammad Irfan, Syed Baqir Shyum Naqvi, Gul Majid Khan, Muhammad Harris Shoaib, Rabia Ismail Yousaf and Amjad Khan

Publishing Date: 2017

E-ISSN: 1011-601X

Volume 30 Issue 1


The objective of this study was validation of a reverse phase HPLC method for the estimation of metoclopramide HCl in plasma already validated for determination of metoclopramide HCl in tablets dosage form. A reverse chromatographic method was used for estimation of metoclopramide HCl with the mobile phase of acetonitrile, 20mM potassium dihydrogen phosphate buffer solution (pH 3.0 adjusted with orthophosphoric acid) in the ratio of 40: 60. The column used was Waters C18 3.9×300mm μBondapak (RP). The flow rate of the mobile phase was 2ml/ minute. The detector was set at the wavelength of 275nm. This method validated in plasma and was found to be linear, with correlation coefficient (R2), value of 0.9988, in the range of 48 ng/ml-0.25ng/ml. The method modified was accurate, precise, sensitive and showed good stability results. The % RSD of the retention time and peak area of metoclopramide HCl was 0.19% and 1.44% respectively. All the parameters such as specificity, linearity, range, accuracy, precision, system suitability, solution stability, detection and quantification limits were evaluated to validate this method and were found within the acceptance limits. The method can be effectively used for estimation of metoclopramide HCl in plasma.

KEYWORDS: Metoclopramide HCl, HPLC, validation, pharmacokinetics, plasma.

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