Filgotinib is a selective JAK1 (Janus kinase) inhibitor, filed in Japan for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. In this paper, we present the data of development and validation of a high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) method for the quantitation of filgotinib in mice plasma as per the FDA regulatory guideline. The method involves the extraction of filgotinib along with internal standard (IS, tofacitinib) from mice plasma (100 µL) using ethyl acetate as an extraction solvent.
In Japan, tuberculosis has been recognized as one of the major infections requiring urgent measures because of its high morbidity rate even now especially in elderly people suffering from tuberculosis during the past epidemic and its reactivation. Hence, many Japanese clinicians have made efforts to suppress the onset of tuberculosis and treat it effectively. The objectives of this study are to (1) identify covariate(s) that may explain the variation of rifampicin, which is the key antitubercular agent, under the steady-state by evaluating its population pharmacokinetics and (2) to propose an appropriate dosing method of rifampicin to Japanese patients.