A simple and rapid gas chromatographic/mass spectrometric method to determine plasma diclofenac was developed, which employs formation of the methyl ester with diazomethane. Methoxydiclofenac was used as the internal standard. Under the conditions used, the previously described partial cyclization of diclofenac to the indolone derivative was avoided. The limit of detection of plasma levels of diclofenac is 2 ng ml-1, which renders the method useful for clinical studies on oral, intravenous and rectal administration of the drug. The analysis is carried out by electron impact gas chromatography/mass spectrometry and can therefore be performed on the more common mass spectrometers. Linearity and reproducibility of the method were demonstrated by the high correlation coefficient of the calibration lines (r > 0.999) and from the low variation of of their slopes (coefficient of variation 3%) determined on different days, respectively. Pharmacokinetic parameters (area under curve = 1.8 +/- 0.26-mu-g h ml-1, t(max) = 1.5 +/- 0.5 h, C(max) = 734 +/- 82 ng ml-1 and terminal half-life = 0.88 +/- 0.52 h) determined from the plasma decay of diclofenac in three healthy subjects given a single oral dose of diclofenac were in good agreement with those reported in the literature.
DETERMINATION OF DICLOFENAC IN HUMAN PLASMA BY SELECTED ION MONITORING / M. DELPUPPO, G. CIGHETTI, M.G. KIENLE, R. PARONI, C. BORGHI. - In: BIOLOGICAL MASS SPECTROMETRY. - ISSN 1052-9306. - 20:7(1991 Jul), pp. 426-430.
|Titolo:||DETERMINATION OF DICLOFENAC IN HUMAN PLASMA BY SELECTED ION MONITORING|
PARONI, RITA CLARA (Penultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||GAS-CHROMATOGRAPHIC METHOD; LIQUID-CHROMATOGRAPHY; MASS-SPECTROMETRY; SODIUM|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore BIO/10 - Biochimica|
Settore BIO/12 - Biochimica Clinica e Biologia Molecolare Clinica
|Data di pubblicazione:||lug-1991|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/bms.1200200706|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|