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Comparative bioavailability evaluation of erythromycin base and its salts and esters. I. Erythromycin estolate capsules versus enteric-coated erythromycin base tablets.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7430412     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A randomized crossover study in 16 healthy volunteers given multiple doses of erythromycin base enteric-coated tablets or erythromycin estolate capsules revealed essentially no difference in the resultant plasma concentration of bioactive erythromycin. This similarity in bioactivity persisted despite the fact that total eryghromycin levels (bioactive erythromycin base plus bioinactive erythromycin propionate) were at least three times higher after administration of the estolate than after administration of the base.
A R DiSanto; K Y Tserng; D J Chodos; K A DeSante; K S Albert; J G Wagner
Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Comparative Study; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical pharmacology     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0091-2700     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Pharmacol     Publication Date:  1980 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-01-26     Completed Date:  1981-01-26     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0366372     Medline TA:  J Clin Pharmacol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  437-43     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Biological Availability
Erythromycin / administration & dosage,  analogs & derivatives*,  metabolism*
Erythromycin Estolate / administration & dosage,  metabolism*
Random Allocation
Tablets, Enteric-Coated
Time Factors
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Capsules; 0/Tablets, Enteric-Coated; 114-07-8/Erythromycin; 3521-62-8/Erythromycin Estolate

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