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A patient with liver failure and a patient with heart failure need to be treated with a new antiarrhythmic drug. You ﬁnd a research study that contains the following information for Stopabeat in patients similar to the ones you need to treat: normal subjects: clearance = 45 L/h, volume of distribution = 175 L; liver failure: clearance = 15 L/h, volume of distribution = 300 L; heart failure: clearance = 30 L/h, volume of distribution = 100 L. Recommend an intravenous loading dose (LD) and continuous intravenous infusion maintenance dose (MD) to achieve a steady-state concentration of 10 mg/L for your two patients based on this data and estimate the time it will take to achieve steady-state conditions.
Unfortunately, there is so much interpatient variability in Michaelis-Menten pharmacokinetic parameters for a drug (typically Vmax = 100–1000 mg/d and Km = 1–10 mg/L for phenytoin) that dosing drugs which follow saturable metabolism is extremely difﬁcult. The volume of distribution (V) is unaffected by saturable metabolism and is still determined by the physiological volume of blood (VB) and tissues (VT) as well as the unbound concentration of drug in the blood (fB) and tissues (fT): V = VB + (fB/fT)VT.
The loss of drug from these combined processes is known as presystemic metabolism or the ﬁrst-pass effect. Since the entire oral dose that was absorbed must take this route before entering the systemic vascular system, large amounts of drug can be lost via these processes. For example, the oral bioavailability of both propranolol (a substrate for CYP2D6 and CYP2C19) and verapamil (a substrate for CYP3A4 and P-glycoprotein) is about ~10% even though the oral dosage forms for each agent release 100% of the drug into the gastrointestinal tract.
Applied Clinical Pharmacokinetics by Larry Bauer