Salvatore J. Mulé

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A sensitive method was developed for the estimation of [3H] cocaine in biological materials. After an injection of 8 mg/kg i.v. in male Wistar rats, peak levels in brain, tissues and plasma occurred within 15 minutes and cocaine disappeared completely from brain and plasma 6 hours postinjection. The T1/2 of cocaine in brain and plasma was 0.4 and 0.3 hour,(More)
The biologic disposition of methadone in acute and during chronic administration was studied in 12 human volunteers. In the acute study a biexponential methadone plasma level decay was observed. The acute primary half-life (t1/2) of 14.3 hr in combination with the acute secondary t1/2 of 54.8 hr were longer than the single exponential chronic t1/2 of 22.2(More)
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)
A sensitive method is described for the estimation of [14C]naloxone in biological materials. After a 1 mg/kg s.c. dose of [14C]naloxone to male Wistar rats, mean peak levels of drug in brain (506 ng/g) and plasma (119 ng/ml) were attained within 15 minutes. No persistence of drug in brain was observed at this dose. After a 10 mg/kg s.c. dose, the peak(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)