A rapid, accurate and precise LC-MS method is described for the quantitative determination of pramipexole in human plasma matrix using ropinirole as internal standard. Pramipexole and ropinirole were extracted from plasma by liquid-liquid extraction technique. The method was validated over the concentration range of 100-2514 pg/mL. The method was found to have acceptable accuracy, precision, linearity and selectivity. The mean extraction recovery from spiked plasma samples was in the range of 79.415-87.00 %. The intra-day accuracy of the assay ranged from 98.924 to 112.236 % and intra-day precision ranged from 3.489 to 6.756 %. Inter-day accuracy and precision results for quality control samples ranged between 100.340 and 107.443% of nominal and precision is observed to be 3.970-5.714 %. The pramipexole was found to be stable after several stability studies. The proposed method yielded a quick, simple and reliable protocol for estimating pramipexole concentrations in human plasma.
International Letters of Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy (Volume 37)
P. Lavudu et al., "Development and Validation of Rapid LC-MS with Electrospray Ionization for the Quantification of Pramipexole in Human Plasma", International Letters of Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy, Vol. 37, pp. 1-15, 2014