Influence of serum in hemodialysis patients on the expression of intestinal and hepatic transporters for the excretion of pravastatin.

It is known that the lipid-lowering agent pravastatin, which is not metabolized by cytochrome P450, is eliminated as an unchanged drug in bile and urine. It is interesting to note that the non-renal clearance of pravastatin in end-stage renal failure patients is decreased compared with that of healthy volunteers. This study investigated the influence of… CONTINUE READING