Journal of Chromatography vol:526 issue:2 pages:515-24
A high-performance liquid chromatographic method was developed for determination of the platelet activating factor antagonist CV-3988 in human plasma and urine. After development of a column extraction procedure without an internal standard, a more satisfactory organic extraction procedure was set up with amiodarone as internal standard. Linearity of the calibration curves was found in the range 0.0625-10 micrograms/ml CV-3988. Reproducibility was higher than 10% for the column extraction and lower than 10% for the organic extraction procedure. Recovery of CV-3988 from plasma averaged 81.7% for the column procedure and 40% for the organic extraction. Urine samples could be extracted only by the organic extraction procedure. The organic extraction procedure was applied to the determination of CV-3988 in plasma and urine samples after intravenous administration to normal volunteers.