A high performance thin layer chromatography (HPTLC) method was developed and validated for determination of two anti-asthmatic drugs, salmeterol xinafoate and fluticasone propionate in co-formulations. Study was performed on pre-coated silica gel HPTLC plates using n-hexane:ethyl acetate:acetic acid (5:10:0.2) as a mobile phase. A TLC scanner set at 250nm was used for direct evaluation of the chromatograms in reflectance/absorbance mode. Method was validated according to ICH guidelines. Determination coefficients of calibration curves were found 0.9977 and 0.9936 in the ranges 100-1000 and 200-2000ngband-1for salmeterol and fluticasone, respectively. Method had an accuracy of 99.5% for salmeterol and 102.01% for fluticasone. Method had the potential to determine these drugs simultaneously from dosage forms without any interference. © 2010.
Kasaye, L., Hymete, A., & Mohamed, A. M. I. (2010). HPTLC-densitometric method for simultaneous determination of salmeterol xinafoate and fluticasone propionate in dry powder inhalers. Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal, 18(3), 153–159. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsps.2010.05.001