A simple and rapid method for the quantitation of concentrations of lamotrigine, a novel antiepileptic, in human serum was developed with high-performance liquid chromatography, using a solid-phase extraction technique. The mobile phase was composed of acetonitrile-10 mM phosphate buffer (pH 3.5) containing 5 mM sodium octanesulphonate (27:73, v/v), and components were detected at 265 nm. Retention times of acetanilide as an internal standard and lamotrigine were 3.4 and 10.3 min, respectively. The coefficients of variation were 3.1-4.5% and 4.4-9.8% for the within-day and between-day precision estimates, respectively. The extraction recovery of lamotrigine added to blank serum was 86-107%. The quantitation limit of lamotrigine was ca.0.2 μg/ml in 100 μl of serum. These results suggest that the method employed in this study is useful for the routine monitoring of sereum concentrations of lamotrigine in epileptic patients.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of Chromatography B: Biomedical Sciences and Applications|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 18 1995|
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