Determination and validation of an LC method for fluvoxamine in tablets

Ulu S. T.

CHROMATOGRAPHIA, vol.64, pp.169-173, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 64
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1365/s10337-006-0016-6
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.169-173
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: No


A new, simple, rapid and specific reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) method was developed and validated for the determination of fluvoxamine in pharmaceutical dosage forms. The HPLC separation was achieved on a C-18 mu-Bondapack column (250 mm x 4.6 mm) using a mobile phase of acetonitrile-water (80:20, v/v) at a flow rate of 1 mL min(-1). Proposed method is based on the derivatization of fluvoxamine with 1,2-naphthoquinone-4-sulphonic acid sodium salt (NQS) in borate buffer of pH 8.5 to yield a orange product. The HPLC method is based on measurement of the derivatized product using UV-visible absorbance detection at 450 nm. The method was validated for specificity, linearity, precision, accuracy, robustness. The degree of linearity of the calibration curves, the percent recoveries of fluvoxamine, the limit of detection and quantification, for the HPLC method were determined. The assay was linear over the concentration range of 45-145 ng mL(-1) (r = 0.9999). Limit of detection and quantification for fluvoxannine were 15 and 50 ng mL(-1), respectively. The results of the developed procedure (proposed method) for fluvoxamine content in tablets were compared with those by the official method. The method was found to be simple, specific, precise, accurate, reproducible and robust.