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Revista Cubana de Farmacia

versión impresa ISSN 0034-7515versión On-line ISSN 1561-2988


GARCIA PENA, Caridad M.; LEON RODRIGUEZ, Rafael  y  MARTINEZ ESPINOSA, Vivian. Analytical methods needed for Metformin 500mg tablets development . Rev Cubana Farm [online]. 2009, vol.43, n.3. ISSN 0034-7515.

Metformin hydrochloride is a biguanide-derivative used in non-dependent insulin diabetes mellitus reducing the blood glucose concentration without increases insulin secretion, and it is considered a anti-hyperglycemia agent and not a hypoglycemia one. Technological development requires of a reliable analytical methods allowing drug quantification in different stages of research. The aim of present paper was the analytical method validation, reported in USA Pharmacopeia (USP 31,2008) by UV-spectrophotometry and the adaptation of abovementioned method reported in the same pharmacopeia, for analysis of compound related in determination of active principle in end product, by high-performance liquid chromatography validated for quality control and study of Metformin (500-mg) tablets stability. In validated techniques by chromatographic spectrophtometric methods we determined performance parameter, specificity, linearity, accuracy, and precision. Calibration curves for each method was performed in intervals of 60to 140%, where they were linear with correlation coefficients equal to 0.9994 and 0.99903, respectively. Statistical test for interceptor and slope was considered as non-significant. We achieved recoveries of 100.01 and 99.1, respectively during interval of study concentrations, and the Cochran (G) and Student's (t) tests were not significant. Variation coefficients in studies of repetition were equal to 1.4 and 0.8, respectively for the 6 assayed replica, whereas in average precision analysis, Fischer and Student tests were not significant. Results allow concluding that both methods fulfill the established requirements as acceptable for each of cases during the concentration interval established.

Palabras clave : Metformin; spectrophotometry; high-performance liquid chromatography; validation.

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