UPLC-MS/MS assay of Tedizolid in rabbit aqueous humor: Application to ocular pharmacokinetic study

J Chromatogr B Analyt Technol Biomed Life Sci. 2021 Mar 5;1171:122621. doi: 10.1016/j.jchromb.2021.122621. Online ahead of print.


Tedizolid phosphate (TZP) a prodrug of Tedizolid (TDZ) is a novel oxazolidinone antibiotic, used for the treatment of acute bacterial skin, skin structure infections and other serious gram positive and MRSA infections. In the present study, a sensitive UPLC-MS/MS analytical method was developed and validated for the quantification of TDZ in rabbit's aqueous humor (AqH) by using linezolid as internal standard (IS). Both TDZ and IS were separated on an Acquity™ HILIC column using an isocratic mobile phase comprising of acetonitrile: 20 mM ammonium acetate (85:15, v/v), eluted at 0.3mLmin-1 flow rate with total run time of 3 min. The AqH samples were processed by protein precipitation method by using acetonitrile as precipitating agent. TDZ and IS were detected in positive mode using electrospray ionization source. The precursor to product ion transitions at m/z 371.15 to 343.17 for TDZ and m/z 338.18 to 296.22 for IS were used for the quantification in multiple reaction monitoring mode. The calibration curve was linear in the concentration range of 4.98-1000ngmL-1 and the lower limit of detection was 1.97ngmL-1 only. The method was validated following US-FDA-guidelines and the results of validation parameter were found within the set limits. The developed UPLC-MS/MS method was fast, sensitive and reliable for the quantification of TDZ in the rabbit AqH and was successfully employed for ocular pharmacokinetic study of TDZ in AqH after topical ocular application of TZP-containing formulations in rabbit eyes.

PMID:33721809 | DOI:10.1016/j.jchromb.2021.122621