Sensitive high-performance liquid chromatographic determination of chlorpheniramine in human serum using column switching
Yamaguchi, M.; Monji, H.; Yamashita, K.; Aoki, I.; Yashiki, T.
Journal of Chromatography. B Biomedical Applications 661(1): 168-172
ISSN/ISBN: 1572-6495 PMID: 7866546 DOI: 10.1016/0378-4347(94)00331-9
A sensitive method for the determination of chlorpheniramine in human serum was developed using column-switching high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) with ultraviolet detection at 210 nm. The analyte was extracted with diethyl ether from alkalinized serum. After evaporation of the organic layer, the reconstituted residue was analyzed by HPLC using a heart-cut technique. Good recoveries of the analyte from spiked human serum samples were obtained with a coefficient of variation below 7%. A good linear response was obtained for the concentration range 0.5-50 ng/ml, with a correlation coefficient higher than 0.999. The lower limit of quantitation for chlorpheniramine in human serum was 0.5 ng/ml. The method was satisfactorily applied to the determination of chlorpheniramine in human serum after oral administration of chlorpheniramine maleate.