Micellar enhanced spectrofluorimetric approach for nanogram detection of certain α1 -blocker drugs: Application in pharmaceutical preparations and human plasma.Luminescence. 2018 Nov; 33(7):1226-1234.L
Alpha1-adrenergic-blocking drugs, namely; alfuzosin hydrochloride (ALF), doxazosin mesylate (DOX) and terazosin hydrochloride (TER) are effective as antihypertensive agents as well as in management of benign prostatic hypertrophy. In this study, a simple, very fast, highly sensitive and cheap technique was optimized for assay of these drugs in pure states and pharmaceutical tablets. The proposed method is dependent on enhancement of the native fluorescence of investigated drugs using the polyoxyethylene 50 stearate (POE50S) micellar system. The method showed excitation at 325, 340 and 250 nm for ALF, DOX and TER, respectively and an emission maxima at 382 nm. The fluorescence intensity-concentration charts of studied drugs were attained utilizing concentration ranges (2.0-60.0 ng mL-1) for DOX and (4.0-100.0 ng mL-1) for ALF and TER with quantitation limits 2.9, 1.6 and 2.5 ng mL-1 for ALF, DOX and TER, respectively. The suggested technique was approved according to International Council for Harmonisation (ICH) standards and the United States Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) bioanalytical method validation and has been effectively applied for assay of these medications in their dosage forms as well as for content uniformity test. The developed procedure was also efficiently applied for determination of these drugs in real human plasma with high accuracy.