Pharmacokinetic modulation of irinotecan metabolites by sulphobromophthalein in rats.

The purpose of this study was to modulate the pharmacokinetics of irinotecan metabolites, SN-38 and SN-38-glucuronide, by possibly reducing biliary excretion, which in turn could lower irinotecan toxicity. SN-38-glucuronide is associated with severe diarrhoea that occurs after irinotecan therapy as a result of enteric injury caused by SN-38… CONTINUE READING