HPLC Method for Detection of NDMA in Valsartan Drug Substance
Valsartan products are used to treat high blood pressure and congestive heart failure. On July 13, 2018, FDA announced a recall of valsartan tablets because of the potential for certain products to contain an impurity, N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). This impurity is classified as a probable human carcinogen and is believed to have been introduced into the finished products as a result of the manufacturing process of the drug substance.
SIELC developed simple and fast HPLC method to measure presence of NDEA in drug formulations. This UV based method allows to detect ppb level of the compound in solution. Simple mobile phase comprised of acetonitrile (MeCN) and water with detection at 232 nm using Newcrom R1 column can be used to detect both the API and the NDEA.