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Metaxalone estimation in biological matrix using high-throughput LC-MS/MS bioanalytical method.

Journal of chromatography. B, Analytical technologies in the biomedical and life sciences (2012-07-07)
Dipanjan Goswami, Arabinda Saha, Sanjay Gurule, Arshad Khuroo, Tausif Monif, Poonam Vats
ABSTRACT

Metaxalone is a skeletal muscle relaxant, an approved drug for pain relief. Published bioanalytical methods lacked detailed stability evaluation in blood and plasma. An accurate, precise, high-throughput tandem mass spectroscopic method has been developed and validated. Following solid phase extraction (SPE), metaxalone and the internal standard metaxalone-d(3) were extracted from an aliquot of 200 μL of human plasma. Chromatographic separation achieved on an Ascentis Express C18 column (50 mm × 4.6 mm i.d., 2.7 μm particle size) with mobile phase is a mixture of 10mM ammonium acetate buffer (pH 4.5)-methanol-acetonitrile (20:50:30, v/v/v), at an isocratic flow rate of 0.7 mL/min. The detection was performed on a triple quadrupole tandem mass spectrometer by multiple reaction monitoring (MRM) mode via electrospray ionization (ESI) source. The mass transitions of metaxalone and metaxalone-d(3) were m/z 222.3→161.2 and m/z 225.3→163.3, respectively. The linear calibration curves were obtained in the concentration range of 0.105-10.081 μg/mL (r(2)≥0.99) with a lower limit of quantification (LLOQ) of 0.105 μg/mL. The intra- and inter-day precisions and relative error were all within 6%. Despite achieving high mean recovery (>78%), no interference peaks or matrix effects were observed. Detailed stability exercises including drug stability in blood, hemolyzed, lipemic and normal plasma were conducted to extend the method applicability in vast majority of clinical studies using 800 mg metaxalone extended release oral dosage form.

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