Quantitation of escitalopram and its metabolites by Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) in psychiatric patients: New metabolic ratio establishmet.

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Summary of "Quantitation of escitalopram and its metabolites by Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) in psychiatric patients: New metabolic ratio establishmet."

Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (TDM) is used to determine the concentration of drug in plasma/serum to adjust the dose of therapeutic drug. Selective and sensitive analytical methods are used to determine drug and metabolite levels for the successful application of TDM. The aim of the study was to develop and validate using LC-MS/MS to analyse quantitative assay of escitalopram (S-CT) and metabolites in human plasma samples. In order to provide a convenient and safe treatment dose, it was aimed to determine the levels of S-CT and its metabolites in the patients' plasma. A new method with short sample preparation and analysis time was developed and validated using LC-MS/MS to analyse quantitative assay of S-CT and its metabolites in plasma. Also, plasma samples of 30 patients using 20 mg S-CT between the ages of 18-65 years were analysed by the validated method. The mean values of S-CT, demethyl escitalopram and didemethyl escitalopram in plasma of patients were 27.59, 85.52 and 44.30 ng/mL, respectively. At the end of the analysis, the metabolic ratio of S-CT and metabolites were calculated. It is considered that the method for the quantitative analysis of S-CT and its metabolites in human plasma samples may contribute to the literature on account of its sensitive and easy application. Additionally, use of our data by physicians will contribute to the effective drug treatment for their patients who take S-CT. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.


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Name: Basic & clinical pharmacology & toxicology
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