Presystemic and systemic intestinal metabolism of fenoterol in the conscious rat.

The intestinal and liver first pass metabolism of fenoterol.HBr (Berotec, Partusisten) was investigated in the conscious rat. Fenoterol plasma concentrations (2-1000 ng/ml) were measured with a new HPLC determination using electrochemical detection. After intraduodenal administration, fenoterol was incompletely absorbed (47-66% not absorbed). Presystemic… CONTINUE READING