Chandra Sahajwalla

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Buspirone is an anxiolytic drug given at a dosage of 15 mg/day. The mechanism of action of the drug is not well characterised, but it may exert its effect by acting on the dopaminergic system in the central nervous system or by binding to serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine) receptors. Following a oral dose of buspirone 20 mg, the drug is rapidly absorbed. The(More)
The objective of this study is to predict clearance of drugs in humans from animals which are excreted in the bile. Clearance (CL) of eight drugs known to be excreted in the bile were randomly selected from the literature. Scaling of CL was performed using at least three animal species. Using simple allometry, CL x mean life-span potential (MLP) or CL x(More)
The objective of this study was to characterize the pharmacokinetics (PK) of intravenous busulfan in pediatric patients and provide dosing recommendations. Twenty-four pediatric patients were treated with intravenous busulfan, 1.0 or 0.8 mg/kg for ages < or = 4 years or > 4 years, respectively, 4 times a day for 4 days. Dense PK sampling was performed. Body(More)
The objective of the study was to compare the enteric coated diclofenac sodium (Voveran), the slow release formulation developed in India (Voveran SR) and the internationally marketed formulation Voltaren Retard. Ten healthy volunteers were administered 100 mg each of the three formulations in a three-way crossover fashion. Blood samples were collected over(More)
The disposition of sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim, after constant rate intravenous administration (10 mg/kg/hr sulfamethoxazole and 2 mg/kg/hr trimethoprim for 1 hour), was investigated in adult patients with cystic fibrosis (n = 7) and in age-matched healthy subjects (control subjects, n = 8). The total plasma clearance of sulfamethoxazole was found to(More)
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