The pharmacokinetics of mefloquine in man: lack of effect of mefloquine on antipyrine metabolism.

@article{Rivire1985ThePO,
  title={The pharmacokinetics of mefloquine in man: lack of effect of mefloquine on antipyrine metabolism.},
  author={J H Rivi{\`e}re and D. J. Back and Alasdair M. Breckenridge and R. E. Howells},
  journal={British journal of clinical pharmacology},
  year={1985},
  volume={20 5},
  pages={469-74}
}
A method is described for the determination of the new antimalarial agent, mefloquine, in plasma and urine. After oral administration of 750 mg mefloquine to six volunteers, absorption, was apparently slow, with plasma mefloquine concentrations at 24 h (559 +/- 181 ng ml-1; mean +/- s.d.) higher than at 6 h (459 +/- 166 ng ml-1). The elimination half-life was 373 +/- 249 h, oral clearance was 5.09 +/- 2.7 1 h-1, and apparent volume of distribution was 35.7 +/- 30.7 l kg-1 (assuming 100… CONTINUE READING