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BACKGROUND Mirodenafil, a phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitor reported to be effective in the treatment of erectile dysfunction, is metabolized by cytochrome P450 (CYP) 3A4 to the active metabolite N-dehydroxyethyl mirodenafil. Mirodenafil may have drug-drug interactions with ketoconazole and/or rifampicin. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate the(More)
BACKGROUND Coadministration of glimepiride and metformin has been used to achieve glucose control. Because compliance with a multiple medication regimen can be difficult for some patients, combination tablets of glimepiride + metformin might be a suitable alternative for these patients. OBJECTIVE This study was conducted to compare the pharmacokinetics of(More)
BACKGROUND The combination of glimepiride and metformin is used for glycemic control in patients with diabetes mellitus. A fixed-dose combination of glimepiride/metformin 2/500 mg slow-release (SR) formulation was developed to improve compliance in polymedicated patients. To accommodate the various dosing regimens of glimepiride, a glimepiride/metformin(More)
OBJECTIVE Interactions between coadministered drugs may unfavorably affect pharmacokinetics. This study evaluated whether fimasartan, an angiotensin receptor II antagonist, affected the pharmacokinetics of atorvastatin. METHODS A randomized, open-label, 2-period, 2-sequence, crossover, multiple-dosing study was conducted with 24 healthy male volunteers.(More)
OBJECTIVES Zabofloxacin is being developed as a new fluoroquinolone antibiotic that is a potent and selective inhibitor of the essential bacterial type II topoisomerases and topoisomerase IV. Zabofloxacin is indicated for community-acquired respiratory infections due to Gram-positive bacteria. The aim of this study was to compare the pharmacokinetics (PK)(More)
Sertraline hydrochloride (Zoloft®, Pfizer) is an antidepressant drug of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). The aims of this study were evaluating its in vivo distribution and kinetic models in human brain. Also, this study was to determine optimal scan duration of dynamic positron emission tomography (PET) for accurate [¹¹C]sertraline(More)
AIM Fimasartan is a selective angiotensin II receptor blocker. Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ), which is used to treat hypertension and edematous conditions, is coadministered with many antihypertensive agents. METHODS An open-label, randomized, multiple-dosing, 2-arm, 1-sequence, 2-period study was conducted to assess the effects of fimasartan (240 mg) on(More)
Endogenous metabolites of cytochrome P450 (CYP3A) are useful in predicting drug-drug interactions between in vivo CYP3A inhibitors and inducers for clinical applications of CYP3A substrate drugs. This study aimed to develop predictable markers of the magnitude of hepatic CYP3A induction and inhibition in healthy female subjects using pharmacometabolomics.(More)
BACKGROUND Lobeglitazone, a peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-γ (PPAR-γ) agonist with partial PPAR-α affinity, was developed to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus. OBJECTIVE This study's aim was to evaluate the tolerability and pharmacokinetic (PK) properties of lobeglitazone to satisfy regulatory requirements for marketing approval in Korea. (More)
A rod-shaped and Gram-positive anaerobic bacterium, named Niu-O16, which was isolated from bovine rumen contents, was found to be capable of anaerobically converting isoflavones daidzein and genistein to dihydrodaidzein (DHD) and dihydrogenistein (DHG), respectively. The metabolites DHD and DHG were identified using EI-MS and NMR spectrometric analyses.(More)