A liquid chromatographic method with diode array detection (DAD) has been developed for the analysis of the antiepileptic agent Lamotrigine and its metabolites, Lamotrigine 2-N-glucuronide and 2-N-methylated, in plasma samples. The analytes were separated on a C8 reversed phase column, using a mobile phase composed of methanol and a 0.45 mM, pH 3.5 phosphate buffer containing 0.17% triethylamine (24/76, v/v). Melatonin was used as the Internal Standard. The DAD detector is set at 220 nm for the detection of all the analytes. A simple protein precipitation with methanol guaranteed high extraction yield values (> 90 %) and good purification from matrix interference. Good linearity was obtained in the 0.1 – 15.0 µg/mL range for Lamotrigine and Lamotrigine 2-N-glucuronide and in the 0.1 – 2.0 µg/mL range for Lamotrigine 2-N-methylated. The analytical method was validated in terms of precision, extraction yield and accuracy. These assays gave RSD% values for precision always lower than 4.3 % and mean accuracy higher than 80 %. The method seems to be suitable for the analysis of plasma samples from patients treated with Lamictal.

Rapid HPLC analysis of the antiepileptic lamotrigine and its metabolites in human plasma

SARACINO, MARIA ADDOLORATA;BUGAMELLI, FRANCESCA;RAGGI, MARIA AUGUSTA
2007

Abstract

A liquid chromatographic method with diode array detection (DAD) has been developed for the analysis of the antiepileptic agent Lamotrigine and its metabolites, Lamotrigine 2-N-glucuronide and 2-N-methylated, in plasma samples. The analytes were separated on a C8 reversed phase column, using a mobile phase composed of methanol and a 0.45 mM, pH 3.5 phosphate buffer containing 0.17% triethylamine (24/76, v/v). Melatonin was used as the Internal Standard. The DAD detector is set at 220 nm for the detection of all the analytes. A simple protein precipitation with methanol guaranteed high extraction yield values (> 90 %) and good purification from matrix interference. Good linearity was obtained in the 0.1 – 15.0 µg/mL range for Lamotrigine and Lamotrigine 2-N-glucuronide and in the 0.1 – 2.0 µg/mL range for Lamotrigine 2-N-methylated. The analytical method was validated in terms of precision, extraction yield and accuracy. These assays gave RSD% values for precision always lower than 4.3 % and mean accuracy higher than 80 %. The method seems to be suitable for the analysis of plasma samples from patients treated with Lamictal.
2007
M.A. Saracino; F. Bugamelli; M. Conti; M. Amore; M.A. Raggi
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