Development of a sensitive bioanalytical method for the quantification of lacosamide in rat plasmaapplication to preclinical pharmacokinetics studies in rats

S. Shah, S. G. Vasantharaju, K. Arumugam, B. S. Muddukrishna, N. Desai

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Abstract

A sensitive and selective high performance liquid chromatographic (HPLC) method was developed and validated for quantification of lacosamide in rat plasma. A liquid-liquid extraction procedure was optimized to extract lacosamide from rat plasma. Chromatographic separation was accomplished using a reversed phase C 18 Hichrom (250×4.6 mm, 5 m) column with the mobile phase consisting of acetonitrile-phosphate buffer (pH 3.2±0.1; 20 mM) (21:79, v/v) at a flow rate of 1 mL/min. Both intra- and inter day assay precision and accuracy were lower than 15% CV. The lower limit of quantitation was 25 ng/mL for lacosamide and the response was linear in a concentration range from 25 to 10 000 ng/mL. The developed method was successfully used for the preclinical pharmacokinetic study of lacosamide in rats.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)243-246
Number of pages4
JournalArzneimittel-Forschung/Drug Research
Volume62
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 05-2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Drug Discovery

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