Acta Scientific Pharmaceutical Sciences (ASPS)(ISSN: 2581-5423)

Research Article Volume 5 Issue 1

Cefixime and Management Protocols for COVID-19 Second Wave. Does its Accurate Detection in Human Plasma Make Sense?

Sara AS2, Mohamed Raslan1,2, Eslam MS2 and Nagwa A Sabri1*

1Department of Clinical Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy- Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
2Drug Research Centre, Cairo, Egypt

*Corresponding Author: Nagwa A Sabri, Department of Clinical Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy- Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt.

Received: November 10, 2020; Published: December 14, 2020



Background: Cefixime is a cephalosporin antibiotic used for treatment of gonorrhoea and infections of the respiratory and urinary tracts.

Aim: Establishment of a bio-analytical method in order to quantify cefixime in plasma and investigate cefixime pharmacokinetics in human plasma and its application in clinical studies including comparative bioavailability studies.

Methods: After extraction of cefixime from human plasma, it was chromatographed with mobile phase consisting of methanol: 10mM ammonium acetate: acetonitrile (4/16/80) v/v/vat flow rate 0.63ml/min, ESI positive mode, and m/z 454à285, 396.1à277.2 for cefixime and cefdinir as an internal standard respectively. Clinical application as a bioequivalence study involving 26 volunteers in a crossover pattern and pharmacokinetic parameters AUC 0-t, AUC 0-inf, Cmax, and Tmax were used for assessment of bioequivalence of generic and reference products.

Results: The developed bioanalytical method showed that the average recovery of Cefixime from human plasma was 92.259%. The limit of quantitation was 0.1ug/ml, and the correlation coefficient (r2) was 0.9994. Analysis of variance showed that there was no significant difference between generic and reference products.

Conclusion: The LC/MS/MS method presented is direct, simple, reproducible, sensitive, and linear for determination of cefixime in human plasma, and is suitable for clinical pharmacokinetic studies, clinical trials, and monitoring drug levels in plasma to ensure clinical efficacy and safety and to avoid therapeutic failure or incidence of adverse events. Moreover, generic product was found to provide the same rate and extent of drug absorption as the reference product.

Keywords: Cefixime; Plasma; COVID-19



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Citation: Nagwa A Sabri., et al. “Cefixime and Management Protocols for COVID-19 Second Wave. Does its Accurate Detection in Human Plasma Make Sense?". Acta Scientific Pharmaceutical Sciences 5.1 (2021): 46-53.


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