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J Chromatogr B Analyt Technol Biomed Life Sci. 2008 Jul 1;870(1):8-16. doi: 10.1016/j.jchromb.2008.04.041. Epub 2008 May 8.

Validated LC-MS/MS methods for the determination of risperidone and the enantiomers of 9-hydroxyrisperidone in human plasma and urine.

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  • 1Department of Bioanalysis, Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research and Development, a Division of Janssen Pharmaceutica N.V., Turnhoutseweg 30, B-2340 Beerse, Belgium.


Two liquid chromatography coupled to tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) methods are described, one for the quantitative determination of risperidone and the enantiomers of its active metabolite 9-hydroxyrisperidone (paliperidone) in human plasma and the other for the determination of the enantiomers of 9-hydroxyrisperidone in human urine. The plasma method is based on solid-phase extraction of 200 microl of sample on a mixed-mode sorbent, followed by separation on a cellulose-based LC column with a 13.5-min mobile phase gradient of hexane, isopropanol and ethanol. After post-column addition of 10 mM ammonium acetate in ethanol/water, detection takes place by ion-spray tandem mass spectrometry in the positive ion mode. Method validation results show that the method is sufficiently selective towards the enantiomers of 7-hydroxyrisperidone and capable of quantifying the analytes with good precision and accuracy in the concentration range of 0.2-100 ng/ml. An accelerated (run time of 4.3 min) and equally valid method for the enantiomers of 9-hydroxyrisperidone alone in plasma is obtained by increasing the mobile phase flow-rate from 1.0 to 2.0 ml/min and slightly adapting the gradient conditions. The urine method is based on the same solid-phase extraction and chromatographic approach as the accelerated plasma method. Using 100 microl of sample, (+)- and (-)-9-hydroxyrisperidone can be quantified in the concentration range 1-2000 ng/ml. The accelerated method for plasma and the method for urine can be used only when paliperidone is administered instead of risperidone, as there is insufficient separation of the 9-hydroxy enantiomers from the 7-hydroxy enantiomers, the latter ones being present only after risperidone administration.

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