Author(s): Ramani AV, Sengupta P, Mullangi R
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Abstract A high-throughput, simple, highly sensitive and specific LC-MS/MS method has been developed for simultaneous estimation of simvastatin acid (SA), amlodipine (AD) and valsartan (VS) with 500 microL of human plasma using deuterated simvastatin acid as an internal standard (IS). The API-4000 LC-MS/MS was operated under the multiple reaction-monitoring mode (MRM) using electrospray ionization. The assay procedure involved precipitation of SA, AD, VS and IS from plasma with acetonitrile. The total run time was 2.8 min and the elution of SA, AD, VS and IS occurred at 1.81, 1.12, 1.14 and 1.81 min, respectively; this was achieved with a mobile phase consisting of 0.02 M ammonium formate (pH 4.5):acetonitrile (20:80, v/v) at a flow rate of 0.50 mL/min on an X-Terra C18 column. A linear response function was established for the range of concentrations 0.5-50 ng/mL (r > 0.994) for VS and 0.2-50 ng/mL (r > 0.996) for SA and AD. The method validation parameters for all three analytes met the acceptance as per FDA guidelines. This novel method has been applied to human pharmacokinetic study.
This article was published in Biomed Chromatogr
and referenced in Pharmaceutica Analytica Acta