A method using reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatography for the simultaneous determination of clozapine and its desmethyl metabolite in human plasma has been established. Clozapine and N-desmethylclozapine were extracted with n-hexane-isoamyl alcohol (98.5:1.5, v/v). Protriptyline served as the internal standard. The limits of detection for clozapine and desmethylclozapine are 2 and 1 ng/ml, respectively. The sensitivity and precision of this method can be utilized for pharmacokinetic studies and therapeutic drug monitoring regimens.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of Chromatography B: Biomedical Sciences and Applications|
|State||Published - 5 Mar 1993|