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The work was proposed to discuss method development and validation of the drug Mesalamine by using hydrotropic solubilizing agents. An uncomplicated, accurate, and precise method was developed for the drug Mesalamine in bulk as well as Pharmaceutical dosage form. 5M Urea was used as the hydrotropic solubilizing agent to enhance the solubility of the drug. The maximum wavelength (ʎ max) for Mesalamine was found to be 241nm. The validation was performed as per International Council for Harmonization of Technical Requirements for Pharmaceuticals for Human Use (ICH) guidelines for Accuracy, linearity, precision, Limit of detection (LOD) and Limit of quantification (LOQ). Percentage recovery (%) of Mesalamine was ascertained to be between 95 to 98%. Linearity for Mesalamine was observed between 2-10 µg/ml. Regression equation y=0.0571x-0.0186, regression coefficient (r²) is 0.9996 for Mesalamine. Inter day and intraday precision were checked, % relative standard deviation values were less than 2 for both the methods. Limit of detection (LOD) and Limit of quantification (LOQ) values were derived using regression equations. LOD value was found to be 0.55 µg/ml. LOQ value was found to be 1.67 µg/ml. The assay of the marketed formulation was performed and the results of the assay were obtained by the proposed method. The results are in between 98-102%. So, the method developed was simple and economical that can be adopted for routine tests.
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