Prolongación del tiempo QT
Eventos adversos de medicamentos
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Explicaciones de las sustancias para pacientes.
No existen advertencias adicionales para la combinación de loratadina y moclobemida. Consulte también la información especializada pertinente.
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Los cambios informados en la exposición corresponden a los cambios en la curva de concentración plasmática-tiempo [ AUC ]. No detectamos ningún cambio en la exposición a la loratadina. Actualmente no podemos estimar la influencia de la moclobemida. No esperamos ningún cambio en la exposición a moclobemida, cuando se combina con loratadina (100%). El AUC se encuentra entre 0 % y 100 % dependiendo del
Los parámetros farmacocinéticos de la población media se utilizan como punto de partida para calcular los cambios individuales en la exposición debidos a las interacciones.
La loratadina tiene una baja biodisponibilidad oral [ F ] del 100 %, por lo que el nivel plasmático máximo [Cmax] tiende a cambiar fuertemente con una interacción. La unión a proteínas [ Pb ] es 100 % fuerte. El metabolismo tiene lugar a través de CYP2D6 y CYP3A4, entre otros y el transporte activo tiene lugar especialmente a través de PGP.
La moclobemida tiene una biodisponibilidad oral media [ F ] del 100 %, por lo que los niveles plasmáticos máximos [Cmax] tienden a cambiar con una interacción. La vida media terminal [ t12 ] es relativamente corta a las 1.64 horas y los niveles plasmáticos constantes [ Css ] se alcanzan rápidamente. La unión a proteínas [ Pb ] es relativamente débil al 100 % y el volumen de distribución [ Vd ] es muy grande a 95 litros. por eso, con una tasa de extracción hepática media de 0,9, tanto el flujo sanguíneo hepático [Q] como un cambio en la unión a proteínas [Pb] son relevantes. El metabolismo tiene lugar principalmente a través de CYP2C19.
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Recomendación: El riesgo de un síndrome serotoninérgico aumenta, pero sin una respuesta exacta a las preguntas sobre los síntomas cognitivos, vegetativos y neuromusculares no podemos hacer recomendaciones de acción.
Clasificación: La moclobemida aumenta considerablemente la actividad serotoninérgica. Según nuestro conocimiento, la loratadina no aumenta la actividad serotoninérgica.
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Recomendación: Como precaución, se debe prestar atención a los síntomas anticolinérgicos, especialmente después de aumentar la dosis y en dosis en el rango terapéutico superior.
Clasificación: La Loratadina y moclobemida solo tienen un efecto leve sobre el sistema anticolinérgico. El riesgo de síndrome anticolinérgico con este medicamento es relativamente bajo si la dosis se encuentra en el rango habitual.
Prolongación del tiempo QT
La moclobemida puede aumentar potencialmente el tiempo QT, pero no tenemos conocimiento de arritmias del tipo torsades de pointes. No conocemos ningún potencial de prolongación del intervalo QT de la loratadina.
Efectos adversos generales
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Con base en sus respuestas e información científica, evaluamos el riesgo individual de efectos secundarios adversos. Estas recomendaciones están destinadas a asesorar a los profesionales y no sustituyen la consulta con un médico. En la versión de prueba restringida (alfa), el riesgo de todas las sustancias aún no se ha evaluado de manera concluyente.
Abstract: Moclobemide is a reversible and selective inhibitor of the enzyme monoamine oxidase (MAO) subtype A with a broad spectrum of antidepressant activity. Controlled clinical studies suggest that the short term clinical efficacy of moclobemide is significantly superior to that of placebo, and comparable to that of the tricyclic antidepressants clomipramine, amitriptyline, imipramine and desipramine, the irreversible MAO inhibitor tranylcypromine and the second-generation antidepressants maprotiline, mianserin and fluvoxamine in the treatment of major depressive illness. Moclobemide appears to be equally effective in endogenous and nonendogenous depression, producing marked amelioration of clinical features of psychomotor retardation and depressed mood. Moclobemide is well tolerated, being largely devoid of the anticholinergic adverse effects, symptomatic postural hypotension and weight gain variously associated with the tricyclic antidepressants and irreversible MAO inhibitors, and appears considerably safer on overdosage than the tricyclic and second generation antidepressants. Moreover, moclobemide offers the advantage over the older, irreversible MAO inhibitors of causing only minimal potentiation of the pressor response to dietary tyramine (the so-called 'cheese effect'). Consequently, the risk of potentially fatal hypertensive crisis, a major deterrent to the wider acceptance of these earlier compounds, is substantially reduced with moclobemide, and the need for dietary precautions is minimised. With its efficacy against endogenous and nonendogenous depression, relatively rapid onset of antidepressant activity, and absence of carry-over effects on treatment withdrawal, moclobemide is likely to make an important contribution to the treatment of major depressive illness. Its favourable tolerability profile, safety on overdosage and beneficial effect on age-related cognitive impairment may be of particular value in the elderly and those with concurrent physical illness.
Abstract: The influence of cimetidine on the absorption and disposition of moclobemide was examined in eight healthy male subjects. A single 100 mg intravenous and 100 mg oral dose of moclobemide was administered before and after 2 weeks of cimetidine administration (200 mg five times a day). The data on intravenous administration indicated that cimetidine produced a statistically significant alteration in the following disposition parameters (mean values for control versus cimetidine): systemic clearance, 46.6 versus 28.3 L/hr; mean residence time, 2.1 versus 3.2 hours; elimination half-life, 1.6 versus 2.3 hours. There was no significant difference in the steady-state volume of distribution. The absolute oral bioavailability of moclobemide increased significantly after cimetidine administration (54% versus 68%), as did the maximum plasma concentration after a single oral dose (575 versus 787 ng/ml). There were no differences in the mean absorption time or time to achieve maximum concentration. The values of systemic and apparent oral clearances of moclobemide after cimetidine administration were directly related to the corresponding control values before cimetidine. In contrast, the percentage change in clearance was essentially independent of the corresponding initial control clearance value.
Abstract: This histological and immunohistochemical study of 6 food handlers affected by immediate contact dermatitis due to foods shows that apparently normal skin of patients with this condition presents several histological and immunohistochemical abnormalities. Skin biopsies of normal hand skin showed focal parakeratosis and moderately dense dermal infiltrates. Immunohistochemistry showed an increased number of Langerhans cells in the epidermis and in the superficial dermis and a mononuclear dermal infiltrate consisting of peripheral T lymphocytes with a CD4/CD8 ratio of 5-6/1. Biopsies of the immediate vesicular reactions induced by foods showed spongiotic vesicles within the epidermis and a moderate to dense mononuclear dermal perivascular infiltrate. The immunohistochemical features were similar to those described in apparently normal skin. The mechanism of this immediate vesicular reaction requires further research. The rapid appearance of the lesions (after 20-30 min) probably excludes an immunological cell-mediated pathogenesis. A non-immunological mechanism due to direct liberation of mediators by foods is more readily conceivable than an immediate immunological type of contact reaction.
Abstract: This study was undertaken to determine the absolute bioavailability and steady-state concentrations of moclobemide after doses of 150 mg. In 14 healthy human volunteers, no differences in tmax, t 1/2 beta, C1/F, Cmax and AUC were found between a single oral dose of 100 mg and one of 150 mg. The mean absolute oral availability was 0.66 and 0.69 respectively. Plasma concentration profiles of moclobemide on repeated dosing with 150 mg 3 times daily for 15 days were essentially superimposable, although the mean concentration was higher than after the single 150 mg dose. This concentration increased over the first week and then remained relatively constant. Mean accumulation factors for moclobemide during the first week were 1.85 for Cmax and 3.0 for AUC. These values were higher than predicted from single-dose characteristics. There was a marked reduction in the variability of AUC and clearance (C1/F) values at steady-state compared with the first dose. Minimum plasma concentrations of the 2 metabolites, Ro 12-5637 and Ro 12-8095, were relatively stable throughout dosing. The exact mechanism of the decrease in systemic and oral clearance of moclobemide with time during multiple oral dosing is not known at present. Either moclobemide inhibits its own clearance or moclobemide metabolism is inhibited by one or more of its metabolites. The findings indicate that, if dosage needs to be adjusted during treatment with moclobemide, the changes should be made carefully and at intervals of not less than 1 week.
Abstract: The absorption and disposition kinetics of moclobemide (Ro 11-1163), a new reversible and preferential monoamine oxidase-A enzyme inhibitor, were examined in 12 normal male subjects. An intravenous infusion was administered before and after a 15-day multiple oral dosing regimen (100 mg t.i.d.). Plasma concentration-time data were obtained after each intravenous infusion, after the first oral dose, during two dosing intervals at steady state, and before the second daily dose on several days. The disposition values (percent coefficient of variation in parentheses) after the first and second intravenous infusions, respectively, were: clearance, 39.4 (15%) and 29.1 (12%) L/hr; elimination half-life, 1.60 (15%) and 2.00 (18%) hours; and volume of distribution at steady state, 84.3 (11%) and 80.7 (15%) L. The absolute oral bioavailability increased from 0.56 after the first oral dose to 0.86 and 0.90 after the first and second weeks of administration, respectively. The reduced metabolic, presumably hepatic, clearance may be the result of self-inhibition or metabolite inhibition of moclobemide clearance.
Abstract: OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of coadministration of loratadine and erythromycin on the pharmacokinetics and electrocardiographic repolarization (QTc) pharmacodynamics of loratadine and its metabolite descarboethoxyloratadine in healthy volunteers. METHODS: Twenty-four healthy volunteers were studied in a prospective, double-blind crossover design while confined in a Clinical Research Center. The primary pharmacodynamic end point of the study was the difference between baseline and day 10 mean QTc intervals obtained from surface electrocardiograms. Plasma concentrations of loratadine, descarboethoxyloratadine, and erythromycin were measured on treatment day 10 for pharmacokinetic analysis. Subjects received in random sequence the following three treatments for 10 consecutive days during three separate study periods: 10 mg loratadine every morning plus 500 mg erythromycin stearate every 8 hours, or 10 mg loratadine every morning plus placebo every 8 hours, or placebo every morning plus 500 mg erythromycin stearate. RESULTS: Concomitant administration of loratadine and erythromycin was associated with increased plasma concentrations of loratadine (40% increase in area under the plasma concentration-time curve [AUC]) and descarboethoxyloratadine (46% increase in AUC) compared with loratadine alone. Analysis of variance showed no difference between the treatment groups in effect on QTc intervals compared with baseline, and no significant change from baseline was observed. No clinically relevant changes in the safety profile of loratadine were observed, and there were no reports of sedation nor syncope. CONCLUSION: Although concomitant administration of loratadine and erythromycin was associated with increased plasma concentrations of loratadine and descarboethoxyloratadine, no clinically relevant changes in the safety profile of loratadine were observed. In this study, 10 mg loratadine administered orally for 10 consecutive days was well tolerated when coadministered with therapeutic doses of erythromycin stearate.
Abstract: The pharmacokinetic variability of moclobemide, a new short half-life reversible selective inhibitor of monoamine oxidase (MAO) was investigated through analysis of concentrations measured during early open clinical use. Eighty-nine depressed patients, aged 21-96 years, were included in the present study. Doses ranged from 200 to 900 mg/day, and the time interval between blood sampling and last drug intake on the previous day was between 8 and 23 h. Intraindividual variability was generally moderate, with a few patients displaying consistently high concentrations despite moderate doses. Interindividual variability for measured concentrations was approximately 300-fold. After concentration decrease with time was taken into account (average half-life estimate of 4.6 h), age was identified as a major factor responsible for between-patient variability. Average concentration increase per decade of age was 38%. Neither gender, weight, height, smoking, nor alcohol intake explained a significant additional part of the variance. Analysis of residuals also suggested that phenytoin co-medication may induce moclobemide metabolism. The present study indicates that concentration monitoring of a newly marketed drug can contribute to gaining insight into its pharmacokinetic behavior and to enhancing its rational use in clinical practice.
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Abstract: There has been a resurgence of interest in the use of monoamine oxidase (MAO) enzyme inhibitors for the treatment of depression. Unlike the first-generation MAO inhibitors, the current drugs are readily reversible in their action, resulting in far less concern about interactions with certain foods and drugs which could lead to serious pressor effects. Furthermore, the current drugs are far more selective in their actions as a result of the ability to affect either the MAO-A or the MAO-B isoenzyme. Moclobemide is an example of a reversible MAO-A inhibitor which has been extensively studied and whose pharmacokinetic, clinical pharmacological and toxicological profiles have been thoroughly defined. Moclobemide has a short disposition half-life and intermediate values for systemic clearance and volume of distribution; half-life increases somewhat with dose. The drug is completely metabolised by the liver. Moclobemide is rapidly and completely absorbed following oral administration in a variety of dosages and forms. The drug has a high intrinsic (apparent oral) clearance which results in a substantial hepatic first-pass effect and, while there is marked interindividual variation, differences within an individual are small. A time- and dose-dependence is observed with multiple oral administration: clearance decreases with administration during the first week and thereafter remains constant. The exact mechanism of this effect is not known, but it may reflect inhibition of elimination by metabolites (the kinetics may always be described as being first-order). Moclobemide disposition is not affected by renal disease, nor is there substantial alteration with advanced age. Liver disease causes a dramatic reduction in clearance; dosage must be adjusted for patients with liver disease. There is minimal transfer of the drug into breast milk, such that breast-feeding neonates are exposed to only a very small dose of the drug. Moclobemide administration results in a minimal interaction with exogenous amines (e.g. tyramine and pressor amine drugs); the so-called 'cheese effect' is therefore of little concern. As a result, the drug has an excellent tolerability profile both within the therapeutic dose range and in overdose (no deaths have been attributed to moclobemide intoxication per se). Cimetidine inhibits the elimination of moclobemide. Moclobemide appears to affect several isoenzymes of the cytochrome P450 (CYP) system (CYP2C19, CYP2D6 and CYP1A2). The adverse events profile of moclobemide indicates only mild and transient effects at a relatively low rate of occurrence.
Abstract: The metabolic fate of moclobemide (Ro 11-1163), a new reversible and selective inhibitor of monoamine oxidase type A (MAO-A), has been assessed in a pilot study in 2 debrisoquine poor metabolizers (PM) and 4 extensive metabolizers (EM) after multiple oral dosings of moclobemide with and without co-medication of dextromethorphan. Absorption and disposition parameters were not different between PM and EM. Concurrent application of dextromethorphan, a selective substrate of CYP2D6, did not affect the pharmacokinetics of moclobemide. These results indicate that the cytochromal isoenzyme CYP2D6 does not play a major role in the metabolic degradation of moclobemide. Limited CYP2D6 activities because of a genetic defect or co-medications with CYP2D6 substrates should therefore not give rise to elevated moclobemide blood levels.
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Abstract: AIMS: To evaluate whether ketoconazole or cimetidine alter the pharmacokinetics of loratadine, or its major metabolite, desloratadine (DCL), or alter the effects of loratadine or DCL on electrocardiographic repolarization in healthy adult volunteers. METHODS: Two randomized, evaluator-blind, multiple-dose, three-way crossover drug interaction studies were performed. In each study, subjects received three 10 day treatments in random sequence, separated by a 14 day washout period. The treatments were loratadine alone, cimetidine or ketoconazole alone, or loratadine plus cimetidine or ketoconazole. The primary study endpoint was the difference in mean QTc intervals from baseline to day 10. In addition, plasma concentrations of loratadine, DCL, and ketoconazole or cimetidine were obtained on day 10. RESULTS: Concomitant administration of loratadine and ketoconazole significantly increased the loratadine plasma concentrations (307%; 90% CI 205-428%) and DCL concentrations (73%; 62-85%) compared with administration of loratadine alone. Concomitant administration of loratadine and cimetidine significantly increased the loratadine plasma concentrations (103% increase; 70-142%) but not DCL concentrations (6% increase; 1-11%) compared with administration of loratadine alone. Cimetidine or ketoconazole plasma concentrations were unaffected by coadministration with loratadine. Despite increased concentrations of loratadine and DCL, there were no statistically significant differences for the primary electrocardiographic repolarization parameter (QTc) among any of the treatment groups. No other clinically relevant changes in the safety profile of loratadine were observed as assessed by electrocardiographic parameters (mean (90% CI) QTc changes: loratadine vs loratadine + ketoconazole = 3.6 ms (-2.2, 9.4); loratadine vs loratadine + cimetidine = 3.2 ms (-1.6, 7.9)), clinical laboratory tests, vital signs, and adverse events. CONCLUSIONS: Loratadine 10 mg daily was devoid of any effects on electrocardiographic parameters when coadministered for 10 days with therapeutic doses of ketoconazole or cimetidine in healthy volunteers. It is concluded that, although there was a significant pharmacokinetic drug interaction between ketoconazole or cimetidine and loratadine, this effect was not accompanied by a change in the QTc interval in healthy adult volunteers.
Abstract: BACKGROUND: Moclobemide, an antidepressant with selective monoamine oxidase-A inhibitory action, is known to be metabolized by CYP2C19 and is also reported to be an inhibitor of CYP2C19, CYP2D6, and CYP1A2. To confirm the involvement of CYP2C19, we performed a pharmacokinetic interaction study. METHODS: The effect of omeprazole on the pharmacokinetics of moclobemide was studied in 16 healthy volunteers. The volunteer group comprised 8 extensive metabolizers and 8 poor metabolizers of CYP2C19, which was confirmed by genotyping. Subjects were randomly allocated into two sequence groups, and a single-blind, placebo-controlled, two-period crossover study was performed. In study I, a placebo was orally administered for 7 days. On the eighth morning, 300 mg of moclobemide and 40 mg of placebo were coadministered with 200 mL of water, and a pharmacokinetic study was performed. During study II, 40 mg of omeprazole was given each morning instead of placebo, and pharmacokinetic studies were performed on the first and eighth day with 300 mg of moclobemide coadministration. RESULTS: The inhibition of moclobemide metabolism was significant in extensive metabolizers even after a single dose of omeprazole. After daily administration of omeprazole for 1 week, the pharmacokinetic parameters of moclobemide and its metabolites in extensive metabolizers changed to values similar to those in poor metabolizers. In poor metabolizers, no remarkable changes in the pharmacokinetic parameters were observed. CONCLUSION: Our results show that CYP2C19 is an important enzyme in the elimination of moclobemide and that it is extensively inhibited by omeprazole in extensive metabolizers, but not in poor metabolizers.
Abstract: Loratadine is known to be a substrate for both CYP3A4 and CYP2D6 based on a previous in vitro study. In view of the large interindividual variability in loratadine pharmacokinetics and the greater genetically determined variability of CYP2D6 activity than of CYP3A4 in vivo, we hypothesized that CYP2D6 polymorphisms may contribute to the pharmacokinetic variability of loratadine. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of CYP2D6 genotype (specifically the CYP2D6*10 allele) on the pharmacokinetics of loratadine in Chinese subjects. Three groups of healthy male Chinese subjects were enrolled: group I, homozygous CYP2D6*1 (*1/*1, n=4); group II, heterozygous CYP2D6*10 (*1/*10 or *2/*10, n=6); and group III, homozygous CYP2D6*10 (*10/*10, n=7) carriers. Each subject received a single oral dose of 20 mg of loratadine under fasting conditions. Multiple blood samples were collected over 48 h, and the plasma concentrations of loratadine and its metabolite desloratadine were determined by high-performance liquid chromatography. In comparing homozygous CYP2D6*10 (group III) to heterozygous CYP2D6*10 (group II) to homozygous CYP2D6*1 (group I) subjects, loratadine oral clearance values were 7.17+/- 2.54 versus 11.06+/-1.70 versus 14.59+/-2.43 l/h/kg, respectively [one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA), p<0.01], and the corresponding metabolic ratios [area under the plasma concentration-time curve (AUC)(desloratadine)/AUC(loratadine)] were 1.55+/-0.73 versus 2.47+/- 0.46 versus 3.32+/- 0.49, respectively (one-way ANOVA, p<0.05), indicating a gene-dose effect. The results demonstrated that CYP2D6 polymorphism prevalent in the Chinese population significantly affected loratadine pharmacokinetics.
Abstract: BACKGROUND: Several medications have been found to prolong the QT interval in overdose. This can predispose to torsade de pointes-type ventricular tachycardia. AIMS: To analyse the effects of moclobemide deliberate self-poisoning on the length of both QT and corrected QT (QTc) intervals. METHODS: Electrocardiograms (ECG) of all patients presenting to a regional toxicology service with moclobemide ingestion were reviewed. Cases where a cardiotoxic agent was coingested were excluded. QT and QTc parameters were compared with a comparison group of patients ingesting paracetamol or benzodiazepines. RESULTS: Of 75 patients where ECG were available, the median ingested dose was 4.5 g (interquartile range (IQR): 2.4-7.5; range: 0.6-18 g) and the median age was 34 years (IQR: 26-44). The mean QT interval was 415 ms (standard deviation (SD): 51 ms) with a mean QTc of 459 ms (SD: 44 ms), and were prolonged compared with the comparison group. Twelve female patients had a QTc > 500 ms and in seven of these causality was established based on a pre- or post-ECG with a QTc < 500 ms. Only 10% of the moclobemide cases had a heart rate (HR) > 100 beats per minute, making overcorrection of HR by Bazett's formula an unlikely cause of the findings. No cardiac arrythmias were observed other than one case of first-degree heart block. CONCLUSIONS: Moclobemide prolongs the QT and QTc intervals in overdose and a 12-lead ECG should be done on all moclobemide deliberate self-poisonings. Continuous cardiac monitoring for what is otherwise a relatively benign overdose would appear to be an inappropriate use of resources but can be considered in patients with a QTc > 500 ms or with known risks for QT prolongation.
Abstract: BACKGROUND: Adverse effects of anticholinergic medications may contribute to events such as falls, delirium, and cognitive impairment in older patients. To further assess this risk, we developed the Anticholinergic Risk Scale (ARS), a ranked categorical list of commonly prescribed medications with anticholinergic potential. The objective of this study was to determine if the ARS score could be used to predict the risk of anticholinergic adverse effects in a geriatric evaluation and management (GEM) cohort and in a primary care cohort. METHODS: Medical records of 132 GEM patients were reviewed retrospectively for medications included on the ARS and their resultant possible anticholinergic adverse effects. Prospectively, we enrolled 117 patients, 65 years or older, in primary care clinics; performed medication reconciliation; and asked about anticholinergic adverse effects. The relationship between the ARS score and the risk of anticholinergic adverse effects was assessed using Poisson regression analysis. RESULTS: Higher ARS scores were associated with increased risk of anticholinergic adverse effects in the GEM cohort (crude relative risk [RR], 1.5; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.3-1.8) and in the primary care cohort (crude RR, 1.9; 95% CI, 1.5-2.4). After adjustment for age and the number of medications, higher ARS scores increased the risk of anticholinergic adverse effects in the GEM cohort (adjusted RR, 1.3; 95% CI, 1.1-1.6; c statistic, 0.74) and in the primary care cohort (adjusted RR, 1.9; 95% CI, 1.5-2.5; c statistic, 0.77). CONCLUSION: Higher ARS scores are associated with statistically significantly increased risk of anticholinergic adverse effects in older patients.
Abstract: OBJECTIVES: To examine the longitudinal relationship between cumulative exposure to anticholinergic medications and memory and executive function in older men. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: A Department of Veterans Affairs primary care clinic. PARTICIPANTS: Five hundred forty-four community-dwelling men aged 65 and older with diagnosed hypertension. MEASUREMENTS: The outcomes were measured using the Hopkins Verbal Recall Test (HVRT) for short-term memory and the instrumental activity of daily living (IADL) scale for executive function at baseline and during follow-up. Anticholinergic medication use was ascertained using participants' primary care visit records and quantified as total anticholinergic burden using a clinician-rated anticholinergic score. RESULTS: Cumulative exposure to anticholinergic medications over the preceding 12 months was associated with poorer performance on the HVRT and IADLs. On average, a 1-unit increase in the total anticholinergic burden per 3 months was associated with a 0.32-point (95% confidence interval (CI)= 0.05-0.58) and 0.10-point (95% CI=0.04-0.17) decrease in the HVRT and IADLs, respectively, independent of other potential risk factors for cognitive impairment, including age, education, cognitive and physical function, comorbidities, and severity of hypertension. The association was attenuated but remained statistically significant with memory (0.29, 95% CI=0.01-0.56) and executive function (0.08, 95% CI=0.02-0.15) after further adjustment for concomitant non-anticholinergic medications. CONCLUSION: Cumulative anticholinergic exposure across multiple medications over 1 year may negatively affect verbal memory and executive function in older men. Prescription of drugs with anticholinergic effects in older persons deserves continued attention to avoid deleterious adverse effects.
Abstract: The present study demonstrated that in addition to CYP3A4 and CYP2D6, the metabolism of loratadine is also catalyzed by CYP1A1, CYP2C19, and to a lesser extent by CYP1A2, CYP2B6, CYP2C8, CYP2C9 and CYP3A5. The biotransformation of loratadine was associated with the formation of desloratadine (DL) and further hydroxylation of both DL and the parent drug (loratadine). Based on the inhibition and correlation studies contribution of CYP2C19 in the formation of the major circulating metabolite DL seems to be minor. Reported clinical results suggest that the steady state mean (%CV) plasma Cmax and AUC(24hr) of loratadine were 4.73 ng/ml (119%) and 24.1 ng.hr/ml (157%), respectively, after dosing with 10 mg loratadine tablets for 10 days. High inter-subject variability in loratadine steady-state data is probably due to the phenotypical characteristics of CYP2D6, CYP2C19, and CYP3A4. The relative abundance of CYP3A4 in the human liver exceeds that of CYP2C19 and CYP2D6 and therefore the contribution of CYP3A4 in the metabolism of loratadine should be major (approximately 70%).
Abstract: Our recent paper demonstrated the ability to predict in vivo clearance of flavin-containing monooxygenase (FMO) drug substrates using in vitro human hepatocyte and human liver microsomal intrinsic clearance with standard scaling approaches. In this paper, we apply a physiologically based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) modeling and simulation approach (M&S) to predict the clearance, area under the curve (AUC), andvalues together with the plasma profile of a range of drugs from the original study. The human physiologic parameters for FMO, such as enzyme abundance in liver, kidney, and gut, were derived from in vitro data and clinical pharmacogenetics studies. The drugs investigated include itopride, benzydamine, tozasertib, tamoxifen, moclobemide, imipramine, clozapine, ranitidine, and olanzapine. The fraction metabolized by FMO for these drugs ranged from 21% to 96%. The developed PBPK models were verified with data from multiple clinical studies. An attempt was made to estimate the scaling factor for recombinant FMO (rFMO) using a parameter estimation approach and automated sensitivity analysis within the PBPK platform. Simulated oral clearance using in vitro hepatocyte data and associated extrahepatic FMO data predicts the observed in vivo plasma concentration profile reasonably well and predicts the AUC for all of the FMO substrates within 2-fold of the observed clinical data; seven of the nine compounds fell within 2-fold when human liver microsomal data were used. rFMO overpredicted the AUC by approximately 2.5-fold for three of the nine compounds. Applying a calculated intersystem extrapolation scalar or tissue-specific scalar for the rFMO data resulted in better prediction of clinical data. The PBPK M&S results from this study demonstrate that human hepatocytes and human liver microsomes can be used along with our standard scaling approaches to predict human in vivo pharmacokinetic parameters for FMO substrates.
Abstract: BACKGROUND: Anticholinergic drugs put elderly patients at a higher risk for falls, cognitive decline, and delirium as well as peripheral adverse reactions like dry mouth or constipation. Prescribers are often unaware of the drug-based anticholinergic burden (ACB) of their patients. This study aimed to develop an anticholinergic burden score for drugs licensed in Germany to be used by clinicians at prescribing level. METHODS: A systematic literature search in pubmed assessed previously published ACB tools. Quantitative grading scores were extracted, reduced to drugs available in Germany, and reevaluated by expert discussion. Drugs were scored as having no, weak, moderate, or strong anticholinergic effects. Further drugs were identified in clinical routine and included as well. RESULTS: The literature search identified 692 different drugs, with 548 drugs available in Germany. After exclusion of drugs due to no systemic effect or scoring of drug combinations (n = 67) and evaluation of 26 additional identified drugs in clinical routine, 504 drugs were scored. Of those, 356 drugs were categorised as having no, 104 drugs were scored as weak, 18 as moderate and 29 as having strong anticholinergic effects. CONCLUSIONS: The newly created ACB score for drugs authorized in Germany can be used in daily clinical practice to reduce potentially inappropriate medications for elderly patients. Further clinical studies investigating its effect on reducing anticholinergic side effects are necessary for validation.