A simple, sensitive and non-extractive spectrofluorimetric method has been developed and validated for the determination of two psychoanaleptic drugs, atomoxetine and fluvoxamine, in pure forms and pharmaceutical dosage forms. The proposed method is based on the formation of binary complexes between eosin Y and the studied drugs in the presence of a Teorell–Stenhagen buffer. The quenching of the native fluorescence of eosin Y due to complex formation with the studied drugs was measured spectrofluorimetrically at 545 nm after excitation at 302 nm. At the optimum reaction conditions, the fluorescence quenching values (∆F) and concentrations were rectilinear over the concentration ranges of 0.2–2.2 and 0.3–2.2 µg ml−1 for atomoxetine and fluvoxamine, respectively. The developed method was successfully applied for the determination of the studied drugs in their pharmaceutical formulations with average percentage recoveries of 100.13 ± 0.66 and 99.69 ± 0.44 for atomoxetine and fluvoxamine, respectively (n = 5), without interference from common excipients.
Derayea, S. M., Omar, M. A., & Abu-Hassan, A. A. (2018). Studying the association complex formation of atomoxetine and fluvoxamine with eosin y and its application in their fluorimetric determination. Royal Society Open Science, 5(3). https://doi.org/10.1098/rsos.170943