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A new gas chromatographic method was developed for the quantification of levamisole in human plasma and urine, using a nitrogen-phosphorus flame ionization detector. The adsorption of the drug onto glass was prevented by treating the glassware with a siliconizing agent. The sensitivity of the assay was 10 ng ml-1 and as low as 2 ng ml-1 can be detected in(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS The efficacy of mesalamine for the maintenance of remission in patients with Crohn's disease is controversial. The aim of this study was to conduct a double-blind, placebo-controlled study of mesalamine (750 mg four times a day for 48 weeks) in maintaining remission in 293 patients with Crohn's disease. Patients were stratified according(More)
The pharmacokinetics of diltiazem were studied in seven patients with chronic renal failure (CRF) not requiring dialysis and in three healthy volunteers after a rapid i.v. infusion of 20 mg. Mean plasma concentrations at the end of infusion were 3.15 times higher in patients with CRF than in healthy volunteers. From 0.5 to 12 h post-infusion, the difference(More)
The pharmacokinetics of oral diltiazem were studied in 10 patients with chronic renal failure not requiring dialysis and in five healthy volunteers after a single dose of 120 mg. We found that patients with chronic renal failure had lower amounts of unchanged diltiazem and of its main metabolite (MA) in urine and a trend to have slightly higher values of(More)
In order to examine a potential interaction between isoxicam and propranolol, single 200 mg doses of isoxicam were administered to ten healthy male volunteers before and during treatment with propranolol, gradually attaining a dose of 80 mg t.i.d. for 11 days. The pharmacokinetic profiles of the isoxicam plasma concentration/time data obtained over 96 h(More)
This study was designed to determine whether the disposition of isoxicam is influenced by the coadministration of another acidic drug, highly bound to plasma proteins and extensively metabolized, i.e., phenytoin. Ten healthy volunteers received an oral dose of 200 mg of isoxicam prior to and following the oral administration of phenytoin (100 mg) twice a(More)
Controlled-delivery once-daily diltiazem (qd), 180 mg and 360 mg, was assessed in two multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials using a 3×3 Latin square design. Both studies compared the controlled-delivery dosage form to the same total daily dose of immediate-release diltiazem administered three times daily (tid) and to placebo. The(More)
A sensitive and specific gas chromatographic method, using an electron capture detector, for the measurement of plasma concentrations of loprazolam (HR-158) is described. Retention times of the hydrolysis product of loprazolam (2-amino-2'-chloro-5-nitrobenzophenone) and of the internal standard (2-amino-2'-fluorobenzophenone) were, respectively, 9 and 7(More)
In a randomized crossover study, twelve patients presenting a generalized anxiety disorder received either a 1 mg oral tablet or a 1 mg sublingual tablet of lorazepam three times daily for 7 days. After a 7-day washout period, each patient received a 7-day treatment with the other tablet form. Treatments were administered in a double-blind manner using(More)