Amosulalol is an antihypertensive drug with selective postsynaptic alpha 1 and non-selective beta blocking effects. A simple solid-phase extraction and high-performance liquid chromatographic (HPLC) method has been developed and validated for the quantitative determination of amosulalol in human plasma. A reversed phase C18 column was used for the separation of amosulalol and ethyl paraben (internal standard) with a mobile phase composed of 0.025 M phosphate buffer (pH 6.0)·acetonitrile (73:27, v/v) at a flow rate of 1.5 mL/min. The ultraviolet detector was operated at the 272 nm wavelength. Intra- and inter-day precision and accuracy were acceptable for all quality control samples including the lower limit of quantification of 30 ng/mL. Recovery of amosulalol from human plasma was >95.6%. Amosulalol was stable in human plasma under various storage conditions. This method was used successfully for a pharmacokinetic study in plasma after oral administration of a single 20 mg dose of amosulalol hydrochloride to 16 healthy volunteers.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Chromatography B: Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences|
|State||Published - 25 Apr 2005|