Pharmacokinetics and metabolic inertness of doxycycline in young pigs.

The disposition of doxycycline hyclate after IV administration of 20 mg/kg of body weight was studied in 6 pigs. Median elimination half-life, estimated in 4 pigs, was 3.92 hours. Mean (+/- SEM) total body clearance was 1.67 +/- 0.18 ml/min/kg, and mean apparent volume of distribution at steady state was 0.53 +/- 0.04 L/kg. In 2 pigs, secondary peaks in the… CONTINUE READING