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Cimetidine-a clinical and pharmacokinetic study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7259925     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
1 The effect of six months therapy with cimetidine (800 mg or 1600 mg/day) and subsequent withdrawal was studied in 19 patients with duodenal ulceration. 2 The overall rates of healing were 63% and 79% of patients after 3 and after 6 months of treatment respectively. The longer course (6 months) or the higher dose (1600 mg) did not result in significantly increased rates of ulcer healing. 3 Abrupt withdrawal of cimetidine resulted in the recurrence of severe symptoms in 15 patients (79%). 4 Pharmacokinetic studies showed the mean elimination half-life of cimetidine to be 100 +/- 25 min, the total body cimetidine clearance 652 +/- 223 ml/min, the mean volume of distribution at steady state 65 +/- 181 and the overall bioavailability 78%. 5 Long term cimetidine treatment does not result in drug accumulation or changes in its pharmacokinetic profile. 6 Inter-individual differences in clinical and endoscopic response to cimetidine cannot be explained by pharmacokinetic differences.
J Webster; H E Barber; G M Hawksworth; T A Jeffers; J Petersen; J C Petrie; P W Brunt; N A Mowat; R Griffiths
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of clinical pharmacology     Volume:  11     ISSN:  0306-5251     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Clin Pharmacol     Publication Date:  1981 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-10-25     Completed Date:  1981-10-25     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503323     Medline TA:  Br J Clin Pharmacol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  333-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cimetidine / metabolism*,  therapeutic use
Dose-Response Relationship, Drug
Duodenal Ulcer / drug therapy*
Guanidines / metabolism*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Guanidines; 51481-61-9/Cimetidine

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