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Fentanyl is a potent analgesic drug in relieving chronic pain in patients. In this report, we present a simple, reliable and sensitive LC-ID/MS method for the quantification of fentanyl in human plasma. LC-ID/MS analysis was carried out on a triple quadrupole mass spectrometer operated in positive electrospray ionization multiple-reaction-monitoring using(More)
This study developed a method for simultaneously assessing the inhibitory potency of compounds on five major cytochrome P-450 ( CYP450) enzymes using a cocktail of probe substrates. A cocktail selective substrates consisting of the phenacetin (PN, CYP1A2), dextromethorphan (DM, CYP2D6), tolbutamide (TB, CYP2C9), omeprazole (OPZ, CYP2C19) and midazolam (MPZ,(More)
BACKGROUND Losartan is a nonpeptide angiotensin II receptor antagonist used as an antihypertensive agent. The relative bioavailability of a newly developed tablet compared with an established branded formulation has not been reported in a Chinese population. OBJECTIVE To meet the requirements for marketing a new generic product, the study was designed to(More)
BACKGROUND Depside salts from Salvia miltiorrhiza, with active components of lithospermic acid B (LSB), rosmarinic acid (RA), and lithospermic acid (LA), are a multicomponent drug marketed in China for the treatment of coronary heart disease. OBJECTIVES The aims of this study were to determine the concentrations of LSB, RA, and LA in human plasma and(More)
BACKGROUND Risperidone is a benzisoxazole derivate and is effective in the treatment of schizophrenia and other psychiatric illnesses in adults and children. Although there are a few reports in the literature regarding the pharmacokinetic characteristics of risperidone, insufficient data on its pharmacokinetic properties in a Chinese population are(More)
A simple and sensitive method for simultaneous determination of seven active constituents, jatrorrhizine, berberine, coptisine, palmatine, evodiamine, rutacarpine and paeoniflorin, from a Chinese medicine Wuji Pill in rat plasma was developed based on a liquid chromatography and tandem mass spectrometry method. The separation of these seven compounds was(More)
Sulcardine sulfate is a newly developed candidate drug used to control arrhythmias. The aim of this research was to investigate the pharmacokinetics, bioavailability and excretion characteristics of sulcardine in animals. Sprague–Dawley rats were orally and intravenously given sulcardine at 20 and 40 mg/kg. Beagle dogs were also orally and intravenously(More)
BACKGROUND Flurbiprofen, an NSAID, is used for the treatment of inflammation and pain caused by rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis as well as soft-tissue injuries. A new orally disintegrating tablet (ODT) of flurbiprofen has recently been developed; this study was conducted to provide support for this drug to obtain marketing authorization in China. (More)
BACKGROUND Acetylcysteine may be used as a muco- lytic agent for the treatment of chronic bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and other pulmonary diseases complicated by the production of viscous mucus. However, little is known of its pharmacokinetic properties when given orally in healthy volunteers, particularly in a Chinese Han population.(More)
A rapid and sensitive liquid chromatography-isotope dilution tandem mass spectrometry method was developed and validated for quantification of itraconazole (ITZ) and its active metabolite hydroxyitraconazole (OH-ITZ ) in human plasma. The plasma samples were extracted with tert-butyl methyl ether and two isotope-labeled internal standards (D5-itraconazole(More)