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Relationship of changes in felodipine pharmacokinetics to haemodynamics during chronic oral treatment of congestive heart failure patients.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8665996     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In congestive heart failure patients the kinetics of felodipine, a dihydropyridine calcium antagonist, show interpatient differences after acute i.v. administration that disappear after 8 weeks oral treatment with a change in kinetics in the patients with the largest clearances (CL) and the smallest volumes of distribution (Vss). Pharmacokinetic and haemodynamic data were combined to construct a haemodynamic-pharmacokinetic model. This model shows that the differences between the patients in i.v. pharmacokinetics are consistent with a difference in plasma flow distribution between liver and poorly perfused tissues. In patients in whom kinetics changed, felodipine treatment is supposed to cause a redistribution of flow from liver to peripheral tissues, accompanied by a decreased work load of the heart and a larger increase in VO2max during therapy than in the other patients, whose workload increased. This suggests a better therapeutic response in the patients whose kinetics changed. As change in kinetics is related to felodipine CL and CL to liver plasma flow, felodipine CL or even indocyanine CL might be predictive for the therapeutic effect of felodipine.
A H Scaf; P H Dunselman; H Wesseling
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Comparative Study; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of clinical pharmacology     Volume:  49     ISSN:  0031-6970     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Clin. Pharmacol.     Publication Date:  1995  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-08-07     Completed Date:  1996-08-07     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1256165     Medline TA:  Eur J Clin Pharmacol     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  203-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Groningen University, Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Administration, Oral
Calcium Channel Blockers / administration & dosage,  blood,  pharmacokinetics*
Double-Blind Method
Felodipine / administration & dosage,  blood,  pharmacokinetics*
Heart Failure / metabolism*,  physiopathology
Injections, Intravenous
Time Factors
Vasodilator Agents / administration & dosage,  blood,  pharmacokinetics*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Calcium Channel Blockers; 0/Vasodilator Agents; 72509-76-3/Felodipine

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