Study On The Bioavailability Of Puerarin From Pueraria Lobata Isoflavone Self-microemulsifying Drug-delivery Systems And Tablets In Rabbits By Liquid Chromatography-mass Spectrometry.
Published 2005 · Chemistry, Medicine
To evaluate the bioavailability of puerarin from Pueraria lobata isoflavone self-microemulsifying drug delivery systems (SMEDDS) and Yufengningxin tablets, a rapid and specific liquid chromatography--mass spectrometric method was developed and validated to determine puerarin in rabbit serum. The analyte was extracted from serum samples by precipitating the serum proteins, separated on a Diamonsil C(18) column and detected by mass spectrometry with an electrospray ionization interface. 4-Hydroxybenzaldehyde was used as the internal standard. The method has a limit of quantitation of 10 ng/mL using 200 microL serum. The intra-day relative standard deviations (RSDs) ranged from 3.7 to 6.9% and inter-day RSDs were within 6.5%. After administration of SMEDDS and tablets to rabbits, a significant difference was observed in main pharmacokinetic parameters of t(max), C(max) and AUC(0--infinity) between SMEDDS and tablets, and a 2.2-fold increase in the relative bioavailability of puerarin was observed with the SMEDDS compared with Yufengningxin tablets. It was concluded that the absorption of puerarin from Pueraria lobata isoflavone SMEDDS was enhanced.