A sensitive and selective HPLC method was developed for quantification of duloxetine, in rat plasma. Trifluoperazine was used as an internal standard (IS). The present method used protein precipitation for extraction of the drug from rat plasma. Separation and quantification was carried using in isocratic mode using 25 mM phosphate buffer (pH 3.0)/acetonitrile (60:40, % v/v) as mobile phase and on reverse-phase C18 phenyl column (250 mm x 4.6 mm, 5μ) and the column effluent was monitored by UV detector at 217 nm. This method was linear over the range of 44 - 2816.00 ng/ml with regression coefficient greater than 0.99. The mean recovery of duloxetine and IS were 82.33 ± 2.10 and 75.37 ± 1.07, respectively and the method was found to be precise, accurate and specific during the study. This validated method is sensitive and reproducible and it can be used for pharmacokinetic studies.
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|