Drug Metabolism Letters

Zhiyang Zhao
Cambridge, MA


Effect of Albendazole Administration on Pharmacokinetic Aspects of Tylosin in Lactating Goats

Author(s): M. Atef, A. Ramadan, A. S. Darwish, Aisha M.M. Fahim.


Tylosin concentrations and its disposition kinetics in serum, urine, and milk of lactating goats following a single intravenous (i.v.) or intramuscular (i.m.) injection (10 mg kg-1 b.wt.) were carried out using high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC).The concentration-time curve of tylosin after i.v. injection could be described by a twocompartment open model. Tylosin was rapidly distributed and eliminated from goats bodies with t1/2(β) value of 1.25 h. The V (d) was less than one litre/kg and the MRT was 1.40 h. Concomitant administration with albendazole decreased tylosin concentrations in serum after its i.v. injection and the MRT was 1.17 h. The AUC and AUMC showed a significant decrease in goats given albendazole prior to injection as compared with those given tylosin only. Following i.m. administration, the absorption half-life and the corresponding tmax revealed rapid absorption rate with systemic bioavailability (F%) of 76.2 %. Albendazole when given concurrently with tylosin decreased its serum concentrations due to lower bioavailability (43.25 %). Following i.v. or i.m. injection, tylosin was excreted rapidly in urine in concentration much higher than those determined in serum and milk. Tylosin administered in goats pretreated with albendazole was excreted at lower concentration in urine, with a significant decrease from 1st to 10th hours as compared with animals given tylosin only. Following i.v. or i.m. administration of tylosin, the drug was excreted in high concentrations in milk. A significant decrease in milk concentrations was reported in goats pretreated with albendazole.

Keywords: Drug interaction, lactation, pharmacokinetics, macrolides, benzimidazole

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Article Details

Year: 2009
Page: [137 - 143]
Pages: 7
DOI: 10.2174/187231209789352076
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