A reliable reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatographic method was developed for the determination of liposomal nystatin in plasma. Nystatin is extracted by 1:2 (v/v) liquid-liquid extraction with methanol. Separation is achieved by HPLC after direct injection on a μBondapak(TM) C18 analytical column with a mobile phase composed of 10 mM sodium phosphate, 1 mM EDTA, 30% methanol and 30% acetonitrile adjusted to pH 6. Detection is by ultraviolet absorbance at 305 nm. Quantitation is based on the sum of the peak area concentration of the two major isomers of nystatin, which elute at 7.5-8.5 and 9.5-10.5 min. The assay was linear over the concentration range of 0.05 to 50 μg/ml. The lower limit of quantitation was 0.05 μg/ml, sufficient for investigating the plasma pharmacokinetics of liposomal nystatin in preclinical studies. Accuracies and intra- and inter-day precision showed good reproducibility. With minor modifications, this method also was used for assaying nystatin in various non-plasma body fluids and tissues. (C) 1999 Published by Elsevier Science B.V.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Journal of Chromatography B: Biomedical Sciences and Applications|
|State||Published - Nov 26 1999|
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