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ISSN: 2155-9872

Journal of Analytical & Bioanalytical Techniques
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Research Article

Quantitative Determination of Topiramate in Human Breast Milk

Cristina Cifuentes, Sigrid Mennickent* and Marta De Diego

University of Concepción, Concepción, Chile

*Corresponding Author:
Sigrid Mennickent
Department of Pharmacy Faculty of Pharmacy
University of Concepción PO Box 237, Concepción, Chile
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Fax: 56412207086
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: August 03, 2016; Accepted date: August 19, 2016; Published date: August 24, 2016

Citation: Cifuentes C, Mennickent S, Diego MD (2016) Quantitative Determination of Topiramate in Human Breast Milk. J Anal Bioanal Tech 7:334. doi: 10.4172/2155-9872.1000334

Copyright: © 2016 Cifuentes C, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


A thin-layer chromatographic (HPTLC) method for quantification of topiramate in human breast milk was developed using liquid –liquid extraction with n-hexane and methanol as extraction solvents, fluorescence activation with ninhidrine (1% ethanolic solution) and chlorpromazine as internal standard.

Thin-layer chromatographic separation was performed on precoated silica gel F 254 HPTLC plates using a mixture of toluene: ethanol (25:10, v/v), as mobile phase. Densitometric detection was done at 326 nm. The method was validated for linearity, precision, selectivity, LOD and LOQ, and accuracy. Linear calibration curves in the range of 0.30 to 50.00 µg/mL showed correlation coefficient of 0.991. The intra-assay and inter-assay precision, expressed as the relative standard deviation (RSD), were in the range of 3.04% - 3.14% (n=3) and 1.81%-4.10% (n=9), respectively. The limit of detection was 0.24 µg/mL, and the limit of quantification was 0.30 µg/mL Accuracy, calculated as percentage recovery, was between 101.65% and 109.51%, with a RSD not higher than 0.41%. Topiramate is well resolved from others antiepileptic drugs and from the internal standard (Rs=5.20). In conclusion, the method is precise, accurate, reproducible and selective for the analysis of topiramate in human breast milk.