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Interference of isonicotinyl hydrazone in the microbiological analysis of rifampicin from anti-tuberculosis FDC products containing isoniazid.

Microbiological assay is a sensitive method for the estimation of rifampicin (R). In the present study, interference due to isonicotinyl hydrazone (HYD), an interaction product of R and isoniazid (H), was checked during microbiological analysis of R, employing Bacillus subtilis and Sarcina lutea. The assays were done by disc diffusion method. Both R and HYD showed linear log response curves in the range of 0.01-10microg. In the presence of HYD, R was overestimated when tested against S. lutea and underestimated in case of B. subtilis. The same extent and type of interference was observed on assay of a marketed anti-tuberculosis fixed-dose combination product, subjected to accelerated stability testing (40 degrees C/75% RH) for 1 month. This means that response of organisms used in microbiological assay of R might vary in the presence of HYD, with possibility of incorrect conclusions. Therefore, the study suggests that before a microbiological method involving a particular organism is extended to the determination of R in FDC formulations containing H, it should be tested for the influence of HYD and used only if non-interfering.[1]

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  1. Interference of isonicotinyl hydrazone in the microbiological analysis of rifampicin from anti-tuberculosis FDC products containing isoniazid. Mariappan, T.T., Geetha, T., Pandey, R., Jindal, K.C., Singh, S. Journal of pharmaceutical and biomedical analysis. (2004) [Pubmed]
 
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