Division of Applied Regulatory Science, Office of Clinical Pharmacology, Office of Translational Sciences, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration, Silver Spring, MD 20993, USA. Electronic address: [Email]
In mass spectrometry, compounds that have different ionization properties experience challenges in simultaneous analysis. In the present paper, the authors proposed a polarity switching (+ve and -ve) LC-MS/MS method to analyze oxycodone and topiramate in a single run. The developed method was validated in the range of 5-1000 ng/mL for oxycodone and 20-5000 ng/mL for topiramate as per the US FDA guidelines. The mass spectrometer was operated in multiple reaction monitoring (MRM) mode to analyze oxycodone and topiramate simultaneously using oxycodone-d6 and topiramate-d12 as internal standards, respectively. Sample preparation was performed in 96-well protein precipitation plates using acetonitrile. Processed samples were analyzed using a C18 column with a gradient mobile phase composed of 10 mm ammonium formate with 0.1% formic acid and acetonitrile. The method was validated for selectivity, specificity, linearity, precision and accuracy, dilution integrity and stability. After validation, this method was successfully applied to quantify oxycodone and topiramate in plasma of concomitantly treated Sprague Dawley (SD) rats.