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Biomed Chromatogr. 2001 Feb;15(1):14-7.

Determination of unbound cefamandole in rat blood by microdialysis and microbore liquid chromatography.

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Institute of Pharmacology, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei 112, Taiwan.


To analyze unbound cefamandole in rat blood, a method combing microdialysis with microbore liquid chromatography has been developed. A microdialysis probe was inserted into the jugular vein/right atrium of male Sprague-Dawley rats to examine the unbound cefamandole level in the rat blood following cefamandole administration (50 mg/kg, i.v.). The dialysates were directly submitted to a liquid chromatographic system. Samples were eluted with a mobile phase containing acetonitrile-methanol-100 mM monosodium phosphate (pH 5.0; 15:20:65, v/v). The UV wavelength was set at 270 nm for monitoring the analyte. Using the retrograde method, at infusion concentrations of 1 microg/mL of cefamandole, the in vivo microdialysis recoveries were 55.44% for the rat blood (n = 6). Intra- and inter-assay accuracy and precision of the analyses were < or = 10% in the range of 0.1-10 microg/mL. Pharmacokinetic parameters were calculated from the recovery-corrected dialysate concentrations of cefamandole vs time data. The elimination half-life (t1/2,beta) was 21.6 +/- 1.6 min. The results suggest that the pharmacokinetics of unbound cefamandole in blood following cefamandole administration (50 mg/kg, i.v., n = 5) fit best to the two-compartmental model.

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