Selective LC determination of cabergoline in the bulk drug and in tablets: In vitro dissolution studies

Oenal A., Sagirli O., SENSOY D.

CHROMATOGRAPHIA, vol.65, pp.561-567, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 65
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0009-5893(07)82061-3
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.561-567
  • Keywords: column liquid chromatography, cabergoline, validation, degradation quality control, dissolution studies, LIQUID-CHROMATOGRAPHY, PARKINSONS-DISEASE, PLASMA
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Cabergoline (CAB) is an ergot alkaloid derivative with dopamine agonist activity. A novel, simple, and rapid stability-indicating high-performance liquid chromatographic (HPLC) method for assay of CAB in tablets has been developed and validated. Chromatography was performed on a 4.6 mm i.d. x 250 mm, 5 mu m particle, cyano column with acetonitrile-10 mM phosphoric acid, 35:65 (v/v), containing 0.04% triethylamine, as mobile phase, at a flow rate of 1.0 mL min(-1), and UV detection at 280 nm. Response was a linear function of concentration in the range 0.1-4 mu g mL(-1) (r(2) = 0.9999). The recovery of the method was good (99.45%) and RSD values for intra-day and inter-day precision were 0.24-0.88% and 0.66-1.19%, respectively. The method can be used for quality-control assay of CAB in tablets, for stability studies, and for in vitro dissolution studies.