Absorption of the new anxiolytic compound deramciclane in rats, dogs and rabbits

József Lengyel, Andrea Bolehovszky, Imre Klebovich, Miklós Aberman, Kálmán Magyar

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The absorption of deramciclane fumarate ((1R,2S,4R)-(-)-N,N-dimethyl-2- [(1,7,7-trimethyl-2- phenylbicyclo [2,2,1] hept- 2- yl) oxy] ethane amine-2- (E)-butenedioate (1:1), CAS 120444-78-8, EGIS-3886), a new anxiolytic compound, was studied in rats, dogs and rabbits by using 3H-camphor- or 14C-phenyl-labelled radioisomers of the substance. The compound was readily absorbed from the intestinal tract after oral administration. The absorption of 14C-deramciclane was also studied from the isolated intestinal loops of rats (duodenal, jejunal, ileal loops) and dogs (duodenal loop). The absorption was faster in rats and rabbits than in dogs (t(max) = 1 h or 6 h, respectively). The radioactivity was not absorbed from the isolated stomach of any species studied for 2 h. Meanwhile, the substance was not decomposed by the gastric juice, as it has been proved by TLC and MS analyses. Deramciclane is preferentially excreted via the bile. The intensity of its bile excretion is higher in rats than in dogs. Higher plasma levels of labelled deramciclane were found in female than in male rats.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)455-460
Number of pages6
JournalArzneimittel-Forschung/Drug Research
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Jun 10 1998


  • Absorption in rats
  • Anxiolytics
  • CAS 120444-78-8
  • Deramciclane
  • Dogs and rabbits
  • EGIS-3886

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Drug Discovery

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