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Spectrophotometric Determination of Alfuzosin HCl in Pharmaceutical Formulations with some Sulphonephthalein Dyes

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  • Pharmacology


Bromocresol purple (BCP), bromophenol blue (BPB) and bromothymol blue (BTB) were used to determine alfuzosin hydrochloride either in pure form or in pharmaceutical formulations. Alfuzosin was extracted as an ion-pair complex from sample solution containing KCl-HCl buffer pH2.2, 2.4 and 2.6 into CHCl3 and the absorbance was measured at 407, 413 and 412nm with use of the cited reagents, respectively. The analytical parameters and their effects on the reported systems are investigated. The reactions were extremely rapid at room temperature and the absorbance values remains unchanged up to 24 h. Beer’s law was obeyed in the concentration ranges 1.20-38.3, 0.85-46.0 and 0.63-34.0 μg/ml and detection limits were 0.28, 0.24 and 0.18 μg/ml with BCP, BPB and BTB, respectively. Recoveries were 98.80-101.33%. Interferences of the other ingredients and excipients were not observed. The proposed method is simple, fast and sensitive, and the first reported extractive method for the determination of alfuzosin in commercial tablets.

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