A fast, sensitive and specific LC/MS/MS method for the simultaneous analysis of oxcarbazepine (OXC), 10-hydroxycarbazepine (MHD) and trans-diol-carbazepine (DHD), in human serum, has been developed and validated. Serum drugs were extracted by C8 solid-phase cartridges (SPE) and separated in less than 3 min on a C18 reverse-phase column using an isocratic elution. A tandem mass spectrometer, as detector, was used for quantitative analysis in positive mode by a multiple reaction monitoring. Calibration curves, obtained on two ranges of concentration (0.78–50 mg/L for MHD and 0.078–5.0 mg/L for OXC and DHD), showed correlation coefficients (r) better than 0.997. Within day and between days quality controls imprecision, as CV%, ranged from 0.3 to 4.6% and from 1.9 to 5.8%, respectively. Cyheptamide (CYE) was used as internal standard. No detectable carry-over and no relevant cross-talk and matrix effect occurred. Samples from 24 treated patients were analysed and drug serum concentrations obtained by this method are in agreement with those of other methods and also are well correlated (r = 0.88) in comparison to our routine HPLC-UV method. Based on the analytical results and short run time, the method is suitable to support routine analysis of therapeutic drugs monitoring from human serum of treated patients or for pharmacokinetic studies.
|Titolo:||Development and validation of a LC/MS/MS method for simultaneous quantification of oxcarbazepine and its main metabolites in human serum.|
|Autori interni:||CORSO, GAETANO|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2007|
|Rivista:||JOURNAL OF CHROMATOGRAPHY. B|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|