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Stability of Alprazolam, Atropine Sulfate, Glutamine, Levofloxacin, Metoprolol Tartrate, Nitrofurantoin, Ondansetron Hydrochloride, Oxandrolone, Pregabaline, and Riboflavin in SyrSpend SF pH4 Oral Suspensions

Author(s):  de Oliveira Ferreira Anderson, Polonini Hudson C, Loures da Silva Sharlene, Cerqueira de Melo Victor Augusto, de Andrade Laura, Fernandes Brandão Marcos Antônio

Issue:  May/Jun 2017 - Volume 21, Number 3
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Abstract:  The objective of this study was to evaluate the stability of 10 commonly used active pharmaceutical ingredients compounded in oral suspensions using an internationally used suspending vehicle (SyrSpend SF PH4): alprazolam 1.0 mg/mL, atropine sulfate 0.1 mg/mL, glutamine 250.0 mg/mL, levofloxacin 50.0 mg/mL, metoprolol tartrate 10.0 mg/mL, nitrofurantoin 2.0 mg/mL, ondansetron hydrochloride 0.8 mg/mL, oxandrolone 3.0 mg/mL, pregabaline 20.0 mg/mL, riboflavin 10.0 mg/mL. All suspensions were stored at both controlled refrigeration (2°C to 8°C) and controlled room temperature (20°C to 25°C). Stability was assessed by measuring the percent recovery at varying time points throughout a 90-day period. Active pharmaceutical ingredients quantification was performed by high-performance liquid chromatography via a stability-indicating method. Given the percentage of recovery of the active pharmaceutical ingredients within the suspensions, the beyond-use date of the final products (active pharmaceutical ingredients + vehicle) was at least 90 days for all suspensions with regard to both temperatures. This suggests that the vehicle is stable for compounding active pharmaceutical ingredients from different pharmacological classes.

Related Keywords: Anderson de Oliveira Ferreira, Bpharm, MSc, PhD Candidate, Hudson C. Polonini, Bpharm, MSc, PhD, Sharlene Loures da Silva, Bbiomed, Victor Augusto Cerqueira de Melo, BPharm Candidate, Laura de Andrade, Bpharm, MSc Candidate, Marcos Antônio Fernandes Brandão, BPharm, PhD, alprazolam, atropine sulfate, glutamine, levofloxacin, metoprolol tartrate, nitrofurantoin, ondansetron hydrochloride, oxandrolone, pregabaline, riboflavin, stability, oral suspensions


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