Author(s): Elsing B, Blaschke G
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Abstract A reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatographic method for the simultaneous determination of tramadol and its major metabolites O-demethyltramadol and N-demethyltramadol in urine has been developed. The determination of the enantiomeric ratios of the three compounds was achieved using a Chiralpak AD column and a Chiralcel OD column, respectively. After oral administration of racemic tramadol to five healthy volunteers, inter-individual differences of the excreted amounts and the enantiomeric ratios of the compounds were observed.
This article was published in J Chromatogr
and referenced in Journal of Chromatography & Separation Techniques