We have developed a simple, sensitive, specific and reproducible stereoselective high-performance liquid chromatography technique for analytical separation of cisapride enantiomers and measurement of cisapride enantiomers in human plasma. A chiral analytical column (ChiralCel OJ) was used with a mobile phase consisting of ethanol-hexane-diethylamine (35:64.5:0.5, v/v/v). This assay method was linear over a range of concentrations (5-125 ng/ml) of each enantiomer. The limit of quantification was 5 ng/ml in human plasma for both cisapride enantiomers, while the limit of detection was 1 ng/ml. Intra- and inter-day C.V.s did not exceed 15% for all concentrations except at 12.5 ng/ml for EII (+)-cisapride, which was ~ 20 and 19%, respectively. The clinical utility of the method was demonstrated in a pharmacokinetic study of normal volunteers who received a 20 mg single oral dose of racemic cisapride. The preliminary pharmacokinetic data obtained using the method we describe here provide evidence for the first time that cisapride exhibits stereoselective disposition.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Journal of Chromatography B: Biomedical Sciences and Applications|
|State||Published - Jul 21 2000|
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