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Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research
Pharmacotherapy Group, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria
ISSN: 1596-5996
EISSN: 1596-5996
Vol. 10, No. 2, 2011, pp. 147-152
Bioline Code: pr11021
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, Vol. 10, No. 2, 2011, pp. 147-152

 en Glipizide Pharmacokinetics in Healthy and Diabetic Volunteers
Atif, Muhammad; Ahmad, Mahmood; Qamar-uz-zaman, M; Asif, Muhammad; Sulaiman, Syed Azhar Syed; Shafie, Asrul Akmal; Masood, I; Minhas, Usman & Us-saqib, Najam


Purpose: Disease state may contribute to alteration in drug pharmacokinetics. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) on the pharmacokinetics of glipizide.
Methods: An open, single-dose, parallel design was applied to the study. Glipizide tablet (5 mg) was administered to healthy and diabetic human volunteers after over-night fast. Blood samples were collected, centrifuged and the plasma assayed using a sensitive and validated reverse phase high performance liquid chromatography (RP-HPLC) method. Various pharmacokinetic parameters were computed from the data obtained.
Results: The AUC0-∞ values for healthy and diabetic volunteers was 1878 ± 195 and 1723 ± 138 ng.h/ml, respectively; these values were not significantly different (p > 0.05). The t1/2 for healthy volunteers was 3.04± 0.27 h while that for diabetic subjects was 2.98 ± 0.16 h. Clearance for healthy and diabetic volunteers was 0.59±0.06 and 0.64±0.05 ml/min/kg, respectively. These and other pharmacokinetic parameters assessed were not significantly different between healthy and diabetic volunteers (p > 0.05).
Conclusion: Although glipizide showed slightly more rapid clearance from the body of diabetic volunteers than from healthy volunteers, this difference, like those for other pharmacokinetic parameters, was not significant (p > 0.05).

Glipizide, Bioavailability, Pharmacokinetics, Plasma, Reversed Phase-High performance liquid chromatography.

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