NORFLOXACIN & LOPERAMIDE CAPSULE

NORFLOXACIN & LOPERAMIDE CAPSULE

PURPOSE: This Standard Operating Procedure is written to describe the formulae, manufacturing procedure, specifications, packing details of dosage form.

SCOPE: This procedure is performed and is applied during the manufacturing of dosage form.

RESPONSIBILITY / ACCOUNTABILITY: It is the responsibility of Assistant Manufacturing Chemist to follow and adhere to this SOP. The Production Pharmacist, QC/QA Manager are accountable for the strict adherence to the master formula.

COPY ISSUED TO:

  • Master Copy : Manager Quality Assurance
  • Copy No. 1 : Production Pharmacist
  • Copy No. 2 : Manager Quality Control
  • Copy No. 3 : Non-β Lactam Capsule Section
PRODUCT NAME: Norfloxacin Tablets IP 200 mg BATCH SIZE:  1.0 LAC
PRODUCT REFERENCE CODE: 234 UNIT SIZE: 10 ´ 10
GENERIC NAME:  PACK SIZE:  21 ´ 10 ´ 10
DOSAGE FORM: CAPSULE STRENGTH: N.A.
DEPARTMENT:  NON β-LACTAM DEPARTMENT EXPIRY DATE:  AFTER 24 MONTHS   FROM THE DATE OF MANUFACTURING

 COMPOSITION:

   Each Capsule contains:

   Norfloxacin                             I.P.         200 mg

   Loperamide HCl                     I.P.             2 mg

EQUIPMENTS TO BE USED: 

SR. NO. NAME OF EQUIPMENT ASSEMBLING

AS PER SOP NO.

CLEANING

AS PER SOP NO.

1  Tray Drier Machine  
2  Sifter  
3 Roto Cube Blender  
4 Automatic Capsule Loading Machine  
5 Semiautomatic Capsule Filling Machine  
6 Feeder, Sorter & Capsule Polishing Machine With A.D.U.  
7 Strip packing Machine

RAW MATERIALS: 

S.NO. INGREDIENTS STD Theoretical Quantity Req. Overages % Total Quantity Used
1. AEROSIL I.P. 0.065 0.065 KGS
2 DI CALCIUM PHOSPHATE I.P. 3.750 3.750 KGS
3 EC SCARLET / SCARLET

(SIZE : 2)

100000.000 100000.000 NOS
4 LOPERAMIDE HCl I.P. 0.200 5.00 0.210 KGS
5 MAGNESIUM STEARATE I.P. 1.335 1.335 KGS
6 NORFLOXACIN I.P. 20.000 5.00 21.000 KGS
7 TALCUM I.P. 1.650 1.650 KGS

Packing Material:

S.NO. NAME OF THE MATERIAL THEORETICAL QUANTITY REQ. FOR

RECORD

TOTAL QUANTITY USED
1 ADHESIVE TAPE ROLL BROWN 1.000 1.000 NOS
2 CELLO TAPE 2.000 2.000 NOS
3 CORRUGED BOX 47.000 47.000 NOS
4 UNIT CARTON 1000.000 2.000 1002.000
5 STRIP FOIL (FRONT) 23.000 23.000 KGS
6 STRIP FOIL (BACK) 23.000 23.000 KGS

MANUFACTURING SPECIFICATION:

  1. Use number two size Scarlet – Scarlet Capsules.
  2. Moisture content of powder should be less than 2.0 %.
  3. Average fill of each capsule is 280 milligrams.
  4. Weight Variation Limit for average weight of 20 Capsules is +5 %
  5. Disintegration time for each Capsule is not more than 15 minutes.
  6. Average weight of twenty filled capsules is 6.8 grams.
  7. Mix the batch, Fill and Polish the Capsules and also perform the primary packing of Capsules at temperature not more than 270 C and Relative Humidity not more than 45 %.

Yield:

  1. Theoretical Yield is 1.0 LAC capsules.
  2. Expected Practical Yield is 1.0 LAC ± 2% capsules.

Packing Details:

  1. Strip Pack the filled and polished capsules by using Strip Packing Machine as per its SOP
  2. Put 10 strips each containing 10 capsules into the carton.
  3. Seal the unit carton from both ends with cello tape.
  4. Pack the 21 unit cartons in specified corrugated box N-08 to give a pack size of 21 x 10 x 10 capsules.
  5. Seal the each corrugated box with adhesive tape and label it properly by affixing the specified label.

MANUFACTURING PROCESS: 

  1. Fit the mesh # 40 Stainless Steel Sieve on the Sifter as per its SOP and place Stainless Steel Container below the discharge hopper.
  2. Sift the 0.065 kgs of Aerosil through 40 mesh Stainless Steel Sieve on the sifter and let it to collect in the container kept below the discharge hopper.
  3. Sift the 4.750 kgs of Di-Calcium Phosphate through 40 mesh Stainless Steel Sieve on the sifter and collect in the same container.
  4. Sift the 0.200 kgs of Loperamide HCl through 40 mesh Stainless Steel Sieve on the sifter and collect in the same container.
  5. Sift the 1.335 kgs of Magnesium Stearate through 40 mesh Stainless Steel Sieve on the sifter and collect in the same container.
  6. Sift the 1.650 kgs of Talcum through 40 mesh Stainless Steel Sieve on the sifter and collect in the same container.
  7. Sift the 20.0 kgs of Norfloxacin through 40 mesh Stainless Steel Sieve on the sifter and collect in the separate container.
  8. Transfer all the sifted ingredients to Roto Cube Blender and blend together for 1 hour by operating it as
    per its SOP .
  9. Weigh the whole batch. The weight of whole batch should be in range between 27.720 kg – 28.0 kg.
  10. Send the sample to Quality Control Department for bulk testing.
  11. Start filling of Empty Hard Gelatin capsules, 280 miligrams of blended powder in each capsule shell by using Automatic Capsule Loading Machine and Semiautomatic Capsule Filling Machine as per their SOP 
  12. Polish the filled capsules by using Feeder, Sorter & Capsule Polishing Machine With A.D.U. as per its
    SOP 
  13. Strip pack the filled capsules by using Strip Packing Machine as per its SOP 

IN-PROCESS CONTROLS: 

The following in-process controls should be maintained during the processing:

  1. Check Raw materials used for manufacturing purpose are all approved materials and have ‘Released’ labels fixed on it.
  2. All weighed Raw materials should be counter-checked by Assistant Manufacturing Chemist. If any discrepancy is noticed, it should be immediately brought to the notice of Production Pharmacist and QC/QA Manager.
  3. Physical characteristics of Raw material like colour, odour, and consistency are checked before compounding.
  4. Humidity and temperature should be maintained during the manufacturing, filling, polishing and packaging of the capsules.
  • Relative Humidity –   Less than 45 %
  • Temperature –   25 0C ± 2 0C
  1. The total weight of blended powder should be checked in the presence of Assistant Manufacturing Chemist and record the same in Batch Manufacturing Record.
  2. Bulk sample should be sent for analysis to Quality Control Department before starting the filling of hard gelatin capsules.
  3. Intermittently the Assistant Manufacturing Chemist should check weight variation of filled capsules at interval of 30 minutes and record for the same should be kept in Batch Manufacturing Record.
  4. Detect out of limit capsules by Weight Variation Method as follows:
  5. Take the average weight of 20 Capsules on the calibrated balance and calculate the upper and lower limit as per the table given below in accordance with IP/BP:
AVERAGE WEIGHT OF CAPSULES
(in mg)
MAXIMUM PERCENTAGE DIFFERENCE                                                                      ALLOWED
less than 300 mg 10
300 mg or More 7.5
  •  Take the weight of individual Capsules and check if all the Capsules are lying with in the limits.
  •  Select the Capsules only if no more than two Capsules are out of percentage limit and if none Capsule differs by more than 2.5 times the percentage limit, otherwise reject the Capsules.Capsules taken for testing and In-process control should not be added to the bulk batch to avoid mix-ups and  cross-contamination.
  • Inspection, sorting and polishing of filled capsules should be done as per SOP 
  • Disintegration of filled capsules should be done using Disintegration Testing Apparatus
  • Disintegration is the time required for the group of capsules to disintegrate. Disintegration Test should be carried out at regular interval of 1 hour by using Disintegration Test Apparatus.
  • The tube assembly unit is removed from the glass beaker and from each tube the plastic discs are removed.
  •  Place the capsules in each of 6 tubes along with a plastic disc over the capsules
  •  The glass beaker is filled with water. The water in the beaker is retained at the temperature of 37+1˚C through out the test by suitably setting the thermostat.
  • Introduce a tube assembly unit into glass beaker in such a way that wire mesh at the base of each tube is atleast 2.5cm below the surface of liquid when the basket is at highest position.
  •  Switch on the apparatus to move the basket assembly containing the capsules up and down through a distance of 5 to 6 cm at a frequency of 28 to 32 cycles per minute. Start the stopwatch.
  • When the capsules have disintegrated i.e. when no particles remain on the wire mesh at the bottom of tube, stop the stopwatch. Note the time taken for disintegration of the capsules and record the same in Batch Manufacturing Record.
  • Disintegration Time of filled capsules = Not more than 15 minutes
  • The strips and cartons should be checked thoroughly for proper batch coding.
  • Assistant Manufacturing Chemist and Production Pharmacist should randomly check that the correct no. of strips are being packed in each cartons and also the number of cartons in each shipper is exactly the same as that shown in proof.
  • Intimation should be sent to Quality Control Department for finished product sampling and testing.
  • After the completion of labelling and packaging, the coded cartons should be accounted for and rejected printed material should be destroyed in the presence of QC/QA Manager. Fill the destruction sheet and attach the same in the Batch Manufacturing Record.
  • It will be ensure that filling or packaging equipment has been properly cleaned after the completion of batch.
  • Filling or packaging of next product should not commence until the Quality Control Analyst has given the ‘Line Clearance’.
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