In this research, the simultaneous absorption of Salmeterol (SAL) and Fluticasone (FLU) in Seroflo spray was investigated using a spectrophotometric device via employing continuous wavelet transform (CWT) and radial basis function neural network (RBF-NN) methods. Root mean square error (RMSE) related to the RBF model was obtained 3.17 × 10 and 1.41 × 10 for SAL and FLU, respectively. Limit of detection (LOD) and limit of quantification (LOQ) corresponding to the CWT method were 0.004, 0.280 μg/mL, and 0.431, 0.479 μg/mL for SAL and FLU, respectively. Root mean square error (RMSE) of SAL and FLU was obtained 3.17 × 10 and 1.41 × 10, respectively in RBF-NN method. In the end, the results obtained from all methods were compared with the high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) as a reference method. According to the one-way analysis of variance with a 95% confidence level, there is no significant difference between the proposed techniques and HPLC. Therefore, chemometrics methods are sufficiently accurate, as the reference method for the analysis of drugs. The suggested methods are simple, fast, and cheap. Also, there is no need for pre-preparation steps. These methods can be used for quality control laboratories in the pharmaceutical industry.Copyright © 2021 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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