Rambabu.CH*, V. V. V. S. P. Apparao, Miss. M. Muthulakshmi, V. Ananth.
aPG-Student, Department Of Pharmaceutical Analysis,
KMCH College of Pharmacy,
Kalapatti Road, Coimbatore– 641 048, INDIA.
At present, simultaneous determination of drugs in the combination dosage forms has been enjoying renaissance in the field of pharmaceutical analysis. Paracetamol, a classical antipyretic in combination with a novel antispasmodic drug, drotaverine hydrochloride provides a synergistic effect in the treatment of spasms. From the reviewed literature, it was simultaneous uv-spectrophotometric methods have not yet been developed for the determination and quantification of paracetamol and drotaverine hydrochloride. The λmax of paracetamol is 257 nm and that of drotaverine hydrochloride were scanned and found to be 308 nm, 352 nm. Both paracetamol and drotaverine hydrochloride were found to have significant absorbance of the λmax of each other and total absorbance was equal to the sum of the absorbance of paracetamol and drotaverine hydrochloride individually measured. So the present study involves the uv-spectrophotometric method development for the simultaneous determination of paracetamol and drotaverine hydrochloride by using simultaneous equations method. The mean % recoveries from this method were found to be 100.76% and 100.17% for paracetamol and drotaverine hydrochloride respectively proving that the method is accurate.