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Le Corre P, Dollo G, Chevanne F, Le Verge R.
Laboratoire de Pharmacie Galénique, Biopharmacie et Pharmacie Clinique, Faculté des Sciences Pharmaceutiques et Biologiques, Université de Rennes 1, 35043, Rennes, France. email@example.com
The biopharmaceutics of yohimbine (YO) and the pharmacokinetics of 10-hydroxy-yohimbine (10-OH-YO) and 11-hydroxy-yohimbine (11-OH-YO) were investigated in healthy subjects following i.v. (5 mg) and oral (8 mg) dosing. One subject was found as a slow hydroxylator of YO. The mean (+/-S.D.) oral absolute bioavailability of YO was 22.3+/-21. 5%. Total plasma clearance (CL) and renal clearance (CL®) of YO following i.v. dosing were 0.728+/-0.256 ml/min and 0.001+/-0.002 ml/min, respectively. Based on the steady-state volume of distribution (V(ss)), YO had a relatively low distribution (V(ss) = 32.2+/-12.1 l). The overall renal excretion of YO, 10-OH-YO and 11-OH-YO, expressed as percent of the dose of YO administered, were not different following i.v. and oral dosing, and were around 0.1, 0.2 and 14%, respectively. Following i.v. dosing of YO, the mean apparent terminal half-life of 11-OH-YO (347+/-63 min) was almost four times higher than that of YO (91.0+/-33.6 min) suggesting an elimination rate-limited kinetics for 11-OH-YO.
PMID: 10494000 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]