Indexed on: 03 Jun '04Published on: 03 Jun '04Published in: Journal of Chromatography B
HPLC methodology was investigated for the simultaneous determination of cisapride and ranitidine in small volume paediatric plasma samples. Such a simultaneous determination proved difficult due to the small sample volumes, the low concentrations of the drugs and the different log P values of the two compounds. The two drugs and their respective internal standards were separated "on-cartridge" using HLB Solid Phase Extraction cartridges and the samples quantified by individual HPLC methodologies. The technique has been applied successfully to 60 paediatric plasma samples containing both cisapride and ranitidine.