Development and validation of a HPLC method for dissolution and stability assay of liquid-filled cyclosporine capsule drug products. Academic Article uri icon


  • To assay the dissolution samples of a drug product from several sources, a simple but broadly applicable analytical method is always desired. For the liquid-filled cyclosporine capsules, while analyzing the dissolution samples, the current compendial and literature HPLC methods have been found to be inadequate to provide satisfactory separation of the drug and the excipient peaks. Accordingly, a suitable isocratic reverse-phase HPLC method was developed for the analysis of dissolution samples of liquid-filled cyclosporine capsules. The method successfully separated the cyclosporine peak from the interfering chromatographic peaks of the excipients. The method was validated according to the ICH and FDA guidelines. Specificity, selectivity, linearity, accuracy, precision, and robustness were established over 3 days as part of method validation. Additionally, the degradation kinetics of cyclosporine in dissolution media was determined. Cyclosporine degradation followed a zero-order kinetics in the dissolution media with the respective rate constants of -3.5, -1.5, and -0.3%/h at 37C, 25C, and 10C.

published proceedings

  • AAPS PharmSciTech

author list (cited authors)

  • Xu, X., Gupta, A., Faustino, P., Sathe, P. M., Sayeed, V. A., & Khan, M. A.

citation count

  • 11

complete list of authors

  • Xu, Xiaoming||Gupta, Abhay||Faustino, Patrick||Sathe, Pradeep M||Sayeed, Vilayat A||Khan, Mansoor A

publication date

  • September 2013