Rufloxacin is a new broad-spectrum fluoroquinolone antibacterial agent. The pharmacokinetics and safety of rufloxacin were evaluated after repeated oral administration to healthy volunteers. The drug was administered once a day for 6 consecutive days following two different dose schedules. The first group of 11 subjects was given a loading dose of 300 mg on the first day and 150 mg on the subsequent 5 days. The second group of 12 subjects was given a loading dose of 400 mg and 200 mg for 5 days. Serum levels and urine concentrations of rufloxacin were determined by microbiological assay. A simultaneous fit of all data points for each subject was done according to a one-compartment open model. The drug was rapidly absorbed (absorption half-life 17 +/- 6 min in the 300 + 150 mg and 11 +/- 5 min in the 400 + 200 mg dose regimen group) and reached maximal serum concentrations (2.77 +/- 0.24 and 3.62 +/- 0.35 micrograms/ml) 4.2 +/- 0.4 and 4.0 +/- 0.9 h after the first administration. Steady-state serum concentrations (3.19 +/- 0.31 and 4.06 +/- 0.33 micrograms/ml) were reached in 3.7 +/- 0.7 and 4.5 +/- 0.4 days. Elimination half-lives were 29.5 +/- 2.4 and 36.0 +/- 2.8 h. Apparent volumes of distribution were 111 +/- 8 and 136 +/- 16 liters and apparent plasma clearances were 46 +/- 5 and 44 +/- 4 ml/min. Renal clearances were 18 +/- 3 and 17 +/- 2 ml/min.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)

Mattina, R., Bonfiglio, G., Cocuzza, C., Gulisano, G., Cesana, M., Imbimbo, B. (1991). Pharmacokinetics of rufloxacin in healthy volunteers after repeated oral doses. CHEMOTHERAPY, 37(6), 389-97.

Pharmacokinetics of rufloxacin in healthy volunteers after repeated oral doses

COCUZZA, CLEMENTINA ELVEZIA;
1991

Abstract

Rufloxacin is a new broad-spectrum fluoroquinolone antibacterial agent. The pharmacokinetics and safety of rufloxacin were evaluated after repeated oral administration to healthy volunteers. The drug was administered once a day for 6 consecutive days following two different dose schedules. The first group of 11 subjects was given a loading dose of 300 mg on the first day and 150 mg on the subsequent 5 days. The second group of 12 subjects was given a loading dose of 400 mg and 200 mg for 5 days. Serum levels and urine concentrations of rufloxacin were determined by microbiological assay. A simultaneous fit of all data points for each subject was done according to a one-compartment open model. The drug was rapidly absorbed (absorption half-life 17 +/- 6 min in the 300 + 150 mg and 11 +/- 5 min in the 400 + 200 mg dose regimen group) and reached maximal serum concentrations (2.77 +/- 0.24 and 3.62 +/- 0.35 micrograms/ml) 4.2 +/- 0.4 and 4.0 +/- 0.9 h after the first administration. Steady-state serum concentrations (3.19 +/- 0.31 and 4.06 +/- 0.33 micrograms/ml) were reached in 3.7 +/- 0.7 and 4.5 +/- 0.4 days. Elimination half-lives were 29.5 +/- 2.4 and 36.0 +/- 2.8 h. Apparent volumes of distribution were 111 +/- 8 and 136 +/- 16 liters and apparent plasma clearances were 46 +/- 5 and 44 +/- 4 ml/min. Renal clearances were 18 +/- 3 and 17 +/- 2 ml/min.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)
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Male; Middle Aged; Anti-Infective Agents; Administration, Oral; Quinolones; Half-Life; Adult; Drug Administration Schedule; Fluoroquinolones; Humans
English
389-97
Mattina, R., Bonfiglio, G., Cocuzza, C., Gulisano, G., Cesana, M., Imbimbo, B. (1991). Pharmacokinetics of rufloxacin in healthy volunteers after repeated oral doses. CHEMOTHERAPY, 37(6), 389-97.
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