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Wednesday 01 May 2002

Simultaneous determination of ondansetron and tropisetron in human plasma using HPLC with UV detection.

By: Bauer S, Stormer E, Kaiser R, Tremblay PB, Brockmoller J, Roots I.

Biomed Chromatogr 2002 May;16(3):187-90

A rapid and sensitive HPLC method for the simultaneous quantitation of ondansetron and tropisetron, two serotonin (5-HT) receptor antagonists frequently used in treatment and prevention of nausea and emesis, is described. The procedure involves liquid-liquid extraction of human plasma with dichloromethane coupled with reversed-phase HPLC and UV detection. The lower limits of quantification (LOQ) were 0.62 ng/mL for ondansetron and 1.25 ng/mL or tropisetron. Intra- and inter-assay coefficients of variation ranged from 1.5 to 7.5% and 5.3 to 13.7%, respectively. The sensitivity and precision were sufficient for determination of plasma concentrations after therapeutic administration of both drugs and the method can be used for the estimation of pharmacokinetic parameters. Copyright 2002 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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