Karl Verebey

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The disposition of naltrexone during acute and chronic administration of 100-mg oral dose was studied in 4 subjects. Following an acute dose the mean (X) peak naltrexone plasma level was 43.6 +/- 29.9 ng/ml at 1 hr and for the major biotransformation product, beta-naltrexol, was 87.2 +/- 25.0 ng/ml at 2 hr. Twenty-four hours after the dose the X levels of(More)
The time-action of opiate antagonist activity of naltrexone was evaluated in detoxified ex-opiate addicts, using 25 mg intravenous heroin challenges. A 100 mg naltrexone dose provided 96% blockade at 24 hr, 86.5% blockade at 48 hr and 46.6% blockade at 72 hr. Following oral administration, naltrexone was rapidly and completely absorbed. Peak levels of(More)
Plasma concentrations of propoxyphene (P) and its pharmacologically active metabolite norpropoxyphene (NP) were determined in normal subjects after single 130-mg oral doses and during and after 13 consecutive oral doses of 130 mg P, and in former heroin addicts who were maintained on 900 to 1200 mg of P per day. The data were analyzed using a first-pass(More)
The administration of a single dose of the opiate antagonist naltrexone (NT) was accompanied by significant elevations in plasma cortisol in normal elderly subjects; in contrast, the cortisol response to NT was absent in individuals of comparable age with Alzheimer's disease (AD). The differential effect of AD on the cortisol response was not accompanied by(More)
The development of cross-tolerance between methadone and heroin was studied in postaddict volunteers who had been drug-free for at least 6 weeks. Two methadone dose schedules were used; each was employed in six subjects. One schedule brought the subjects to a dose of 40 mg, while the other brought them to 80 mg of methadone a day. Subjects received(More)
Good gas chromatography (GC) separation of molecules is essential for clean gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS) confirmation of compounds. The trifluoro derivatives of ephedrine (E) and methamphetamine (MA) coelute on dimethyl silicone capillary columns, such as DB-1, which are most commonly used by chromatographers. Methods are described to(More)