Pharmacokinetics of deramciclane in rabbits

József Lengyel, Erzsébet Bojti, Andrea Bolehovszky, Gyula Grézal, Imre Klebovich, Kálmán Magyar

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The pharmacokinetics of deramciclane (CAS 120444-78-8, EGIS-3886) was investigated in rabbits after i.v., p.o. and s.c. administration of 3 mg/kg 14C-phenyl-deramciclane. The plasma concentration-time curves of total radioactivity, the parent compound (deramciclane) and its N-demethylated metabolite (EGIS-7056) were determined. The radioactivity level was measured by liquid scintillation technique while the concentration of the parent compound and its metabolite was determined by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry detection. The p.o. and i.v. studies were carried out on the same group of animals, while a separate group of rabbits was used for studying s.c. absorption. Deramciclane was readily absorbed after p.o. and s.c. treatment (t(max) 1.0 to 1.4 h). The terminal elimination half-life (t( 1/2 /β)) of the parent compound fell between 5.8 to 7.1 h, while that of the total radioactivity ranged from 21.6 and 26.0 h. The absolute bioavailability of deramciclane calculated from the AUC(0-∞) values was found to be 43 and 60% after p.o. and s.c. treatment. The apparent volume of distribution (V(d)) and the whole body clearance (Cl) of deramciclane after i.v. administration were 25.0 ± 7.1 l/kg and 2.6 ± 0.5 l/h/kg, respectively. The AUC(0-∞) values of the parent compound varied between 4.6 and 7.9% of that of total radioactivity, suggesting that deramciclane was subjected to intensive metabolic conversion. The AUC(0-∞) of N-desmethyl- deramciclane was 5.7%, compared to that of the parent compound after i.v. administration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1063-6068
Number of pages5006
JournalArzneimittel-Forschung/Drug Research
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Dec 5 1998



  • Anxiolytic drug
  • C-Deramciclane, pharmacokinetics, rabbit
  • CAS 120444-78-8
  • EGIS-3886

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  • Drug Discovery

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Lengyel, J., Bojti, E., Bolehovszky, A., Grézal, G., Klebovich, I., & Magyar, K. (1998). Pharmacokinetics of deramciclane in rabbits. Arzneimittel-Forschung/Drug Research, 48(11), 1063-6068.