Multivariate Validated Models for Simultaneous Determination of Ibuprofen and Famotidine in the Presence of Related Substances.J AOAC Int. 2018 Jul 01; 101(4):1001-1007.JA
Two multivariate validated spectrophotometric methods, namely partial least-squares (PLS) and principal component regression (PCR), were developed and validated for the determination of ibuprofen and famotidine in presence of famotidine degradation products and ibuprofen impurity (4-isobutylacetophenone). A calibration set was prepared in which the two drugs together with the degradation products and impurity were modeled using a multilevel multifactor design. This calibration set was used to build the PLS and PCR models. The proposed models successfully predicted the concentrations of both drugs in validation samples, with low root mean square error of cross validation (RMSECV) percentage. The method was validated by the estimate of the figures of merit depending on the net analyte signal. The results of the two models showed that the simultaneous determination of both drugs could be performed in the concentration ranges of 100-500 µg/mL for ibuprofen and 5-25 µg/mL for famotidine. The proposed multivariate calibration methods were applied for the determination of ibuprofen and famotidine in their pharmaceutical formulation, and the results were verified by the standard addition technique.