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High performance liquid chromatography – Mass spectrometric bioanalytical method for the determination of dapoxetine in human plasma: Application for bioequivalence study
journal contributionposted on 2023-07-26, 15:05 authored by Rana Said, Basel Arafat, Tawfiq Arafat
Dapoxetine is an oral medication used for treatment of premature ejaculation (PE) in men aged (18–64 years). In this study, we present a validated, precise and sensitive method for determination of dapoxetine in human plasma by liquid chromatography/ electrospray ionization-tandem mass spectrometry. Dapoxetine and the internal standard (Dapoxetine- d6) were extracted from plasma via liquid–liquid extraction (LLE). The LC separation was performed utilizing ACE C8 (4.6 X50) mm, 5 µm column. The mobile phase was composed of acetonitrile and buffer (0.01 M Ammonium acetate +0.02% Formic acid solution) (85:15, v/v). The method was linear within the concentration range of 5.0–600 ng/mL for Dapoxetine in human plasma. Short analytical run was achieved with 1.6 min run time. Intra-day and inter-day accuracy was between 97 and 106% with precision (CV, %) of ≤ 5% achieved across all the quality control samples. Dapoxetine was stable in several conditions with recovery rates > 90%. This method was utilized successfully in clinical pharmacokinetic study following oral administration of 60 mg Dapoxetine tablets in 36 healthy male subjects. The result for all 90% confidence intervals were within the preset ranges. The method proved to be highly reproducible and sensitive and thus can be employed in bioequivalence studies and large scale sample analysis of Dapoxetine.
Publication titleJournal of Chromatography B